Agency wants new name

Austin American-Statesman - - LOCAL BRIEFING -

The Texas Rail­road Com­mis­sion, which has had noth­ing to do with Texas rail­roads since 2005, wants the Texas Leg­is­la­ture to give it a new name.

“We’ve been called, un­ques­tion­ably, the worst-named agency in Texas. I agree,” com­mis­sion Chair­man Vic­tor Car­rillo told the Fort Worth Star-Tele­gram.

The com­mis­sion, which mainly reg­u­lates oil and gas pro­duc­tion and trans­mis­sion, is push­ing for law­mak­ers to re­name it the Texas En­ergy Com­mis­sion.

Ef­forts over the past five years to re­name the com­mis­sion have stalled in the House En­ergy Re­sources Com­mit­tee. Ac­cord­ing to Car­rillo, the main stum­bling block has been state Rep. Tom Crad­dick of Mid­land, the for­mer Texas House speaker and a fel­low Repub­li­can. Crad­dick de­clined to com­ment. Other op­po­nents have cited the $100,000 cost of chang­ing the name, and some also have said they want to re­tain the name in homage to the her­itage of the 102-yearold agency.

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