Press Release

In Case You Missed It: Texas House Democrats Sign Climate Caucus Letter to Railroad Commission With Feedback on Proposed Oil & Gas Weatherization Rule


(TEXAS) –  In case you missed it, earlier this week the Texas House Caucus on Climate, Environment, and the Energy Industry sent a letter to the Texas Railroad Commission with feedback on the Commission’s proposed rule for weatherizing oil and gas facilities based on last session’s Senate Bill 3.

The letter points out a loophole in the proposed rule that allows gas facilities to both circumvent reporting outages, and also avoid operating altogether in a weather emergency.

The Texas House Democratic Caucus, which is composed of all Democrats in the Texas House, serves as the group’s membership services and logistical arm, and works to support House Democrats with communications, policy, and legal resources. Chaired by Rep. Chris Turner (D – Grand Prairie), the Caucus is focused on fighting for real solutions for all Texans.

For questions regarding the information in this release, please contact Cara Santucci, Executive Director for the Texas House Democratic Caucus, by email