Railroad Commission Launches Interactive Data Visualization on Site Remediation and Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation

07/15/2020

AUSTIN — In an effort to make the enormous amount of data that the Railroad Commission keeps more accessible and transparent for the public, the agency has released another round of data visualization on its website.

The latest visualizations present data from RRC’s Site Remediation and Abandoned Mine Land (AML) programs in user-friendly interactive layouts. Each data visualization project includes bar graphs, an interactive Texas map, a list of counties, and other options to fine tune a search.

RRC’s Site Remediation Section oversees several cleanup programs to restore former oil and gas fields. The AML program works to reclaim and restore land and water resources as the result of abandoned mines.

“The Railroad Commission has made great strides in laying out our large amount of data in easy-to-understand formats,” says Wei Wang, RRC Executive Director. “These latest additions will help the public and energy industry operators easily see key aspects of the important work we do in protecting the safety of Texans and the environment.”

These are the newest data visualization presentations:

  • State Managed Site Cleanup Activities (updated quarterly)
  • Operator Cleanup Program Sites (updated quarterly)
  • Voluntary Cleanup and Brownfield Program Sites (updated quarterly)
  • Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Project Sites (updated monthly)

All of the RRC data visualization projects can be found at https://rrc.texas.gov/data-visualization/.

 

About the Railroad Commission

Our mission is to serve Texas by our stewardship of natural resources and the environment, our concern for personal and community safety, and our support of enhanced development and economic vitality for the benefit of Texans. The Commission has a long and proud history of service to both Texas and to the nation, including almost 100 years regulating the oil and gas industry. The Commission also has jurisdiction over alternative fuels safety, natural gas utilities, surface mining and intrastate pipelines. Established in 1891, the Railroad Commission of Texas is the oldest regulatory agency in the state. To learn more, please visit http://www.rrc.texas.gov.