There are two bills up for a hearing on Monday, March 23rd that would impact the ability of local communities to pass ordinances to protect the well-being of its citizens around fracking. We encourage all those concerned about defending their right to local control to attend the hearing and testify or if that is not possible, contact the offices of the members of the committee and let them know how you stand before the hearing.
HB 40 – Darby | et al. – Relating to the express preemption of regulation of oil and gas operations and the exclusive jurisdiction of those operations by the state.
HB 539 – King, Phil | et al. -Relating to the procedural requirements for the adoption of a municipal regulation, limitation, or prohibition on the production, storage, or transportation of oil or natural gas; authorizing a fee.
These two bills are scheduled for a hearing in the House Energy Resources Committee on Monday, March 23, 2015 at 2:00 PM or upon final adjournment/recess of the Texas House. The committee hearing will be in the Capitol Extension in room E2.010. The members of that committee are listed below the jump.
|Chair:||Rep. Drew Darby||512-463-0331|
|Vice Chair:||Rep. Chris Paddie||512-463-0556|
|Members:||Rep. Rafael Anchia||512-463-0746|
|Rep. Terry Canales||512-463-0426|
|Rep. Tom Craddick||512-463-0500|
|Rep. Tony Dale||512-463-0696|
|Rep. Abel Herrero||512-463-0462|
|Rep. Jim Keffer||512-463-0656|
|Rep. Phil King||512-463-0738|
|Rep. Brooks Landgraf||512-463-0546|
|Rep. Morgan Meyer||512-463-0367|
|Rep. Debbie Riddle||512-463-0572|
|Rep. Gene Wu||512-463-0492|