Texas Legislature Files Resolutions Supporting Delegation of Federal Energy Regulations to State

This week, the Texas 85th Legislature filed two concurrent resolutions calling on the federal government to work with Texas in unraveling the harmful, overreaching regulations that have been implemented over the past eight years, which were largely aimed at negatively impacting the oil and gas industry.

Specifically, Senate Concurrent Resolution 26 filed by Senator Craig Estes and House Concurrent Resolution 84 filed by Representative Drew Darby strongly urge Congress and the new administration to closely review these onerous regulations in order to determine whether these rules should be revised, repealed or alternatively, delegated back to the states to implement and enforce.

“The Texas Alliance of Energy Producers would like to thank Chairmen Estes and Darby for their robust leadership on this important issue,” said Alex, Bob, John?  “We are excited to support these resolutions, and look forward to continuing to work with them and many other Texas elected officials, as well as other industry trade associations, through the our Federal Regulatory Energy Delegation Committee [K1] to seize the opportunity to alleviate the massive regulatory burdens that have stunted the growth of our industry, and in turn impacted untold thousands of jobs and families across our state.”

Both resolutions acknowledge the incredible economic security and prosperity that Texas oilfields have afforded the state and the country as a whole, and also reference the more than 20 lawsuits that Texas has filed in conjunction with many other oil and gas producing states against federal overreach.

The full text of Senate Concurrent Resolution 26 and House Concurrent Resolution 84 are available online.