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House Committee on Energy - 71st R.S. (1989)

Committee Members
Jim McWilliams, Chair
Tom Craddick, Vice Chair
Rick Perry, Chair - Budget & Oversight
Steve Holzheauser
Randy Pennington
Sam Russell
Dan Shelley
Sylvester Turner
Jerry Yost
Charges
• To monitor all activities and to have budget oversight responsibilities for those agencies, boards and commissions as listed in Rule 3, Section 10.
• To study naturally occurring radioactive material.
• To study division order problems between royalty owners and producers.
• To study the feasibility of protection of underground pipeline and utilities by means of a "Statewide One Call System."
• To study the extension and maintenance of stripper well production.
• To study the effects of foreign ownership, directly or indirectly, of energy interests in Texas.
• To study the effects of drilling fluids in various geological strata.
• To study the severity of defective cement plugs in wellbores throughout the state.
• To study the economic impact, state policy, and criminal liability in oil spills, toxic spills and other environmental accidents (joint study with Environmental Affairs Committee).
• To study the utilization of regional offices of the Railroad Commission.

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