September 23, 2015

AUSTIN – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a series of new rules that are out of touch with Texas programs that are dramatically reducing air emissions in the state, even as oil and natural gas production levels soar, according to Todd Staples, president of the Texas Oil & Gas Association (TXOGA). TXOGA will testify today at a public hearing related to proposed EPA rules in Dallas,…

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House Bill 40

9-9-2015 | Publication

September 9, 2015

What exactly does House Bill 40 do?

House bill 40 provides cities with authority to reasonably regulate aboveground activity related to oil and natural gas operations like setbacks from other structures, traffic and noise. House Bill 40 affirms that regulation of oil and natural gas operations like fracking and production is under the exclusive jurisdiction of the state.

Why does Texas need House Bill 40?…

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Staples: State’s Energy Producers Positively Impact, Contribute to Texas Students


August 28, 2015

As Texas public school hallways are again filled with elementary, secondary and college students returning to campus this month, it’s fair to say that Texas energy producers are fueling their education.

How so?

Oil and gas industry dollars — state royalties received are about $1.3 billion each year — are paid into our state’s Permanent School Fund and Permanent University Fund….

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