ALONZO FOR TEXAS RAILROAD COMMISSIONER
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Campaign Issues

 

Pipelines: What Are Your Recommendations Relating to Regulation of Pipelines.  

                                                                                                                                                                        

The primary reason for regulating pipelines is public safety.  It is essential that the Texas RRC be both funded and given the freedom and authority to oversee and enforce all State and Federal laws and regulations for the pipelines which fall under its purview.  While industry may desire to see safety restrictions eased as a means of maximizing revenue, the pipeline operators can not be allowed to compromise public safety for the sake of corporate profits.


 

BALANCING INDUSTRY INTERESTS WITH PROTECTION OF NATURAL RESOURCES    

Too  Much TrafficAgain, the primary job of the Texas RRC is helping to ensure public safety, and this includes protecting the water we drink and the air we breathe.  Oil, gas, and mining interest can not be allowed to poison the citizens of Texas, and that includes by acts of negligence or profiteering.  Texas is big enough to allow industry to thrive, without willfully polluting our Great State.
 

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The Texas RRC can do much more to assisting and advising local Texas communities in ways to deal productively with the competing interests of industry.  Gaining much needed jobs in a local economy can not be overshadowed by the need to protect the health and welfare of citizens.  As a specific area of interest, the exploitation of natural gas in the Permian Basin can not continue to be allowed to vent natural gas and methane without effective monitoring, and the vulnerable aquifer needs to be protected from the very real hazard presented by fracking chemicals.