Charming. RRC Uses Cleanup Money to...... Get More Oil and Gas Field Drilling Permits DoneSomervell County Salon-Glen Rose, Rainbow, Nemo, Glass....Texas

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Charming. RRC Uses Cleanup Money to...... Get More Oil and Gas Field Drilling Permits Done

24 September 2008 at 4:05:36 PM

Well, I wrote about this the other day but never dreamed that the Texas Railroad Commission would use money that's supposed to be used to CLEAN UP the CRAP would be used to get MORE CRAP DRILLED. Who decided that noise? Michael Williams.

The commission had planned to ask the Legislative Budget Board for the emergency funds. But commission Chairman Michael Williams said that likely state budgetary demands from Hurricane Ike made it more logical to tap available resources within the agency.

He said well-plugging and other environmental projects would not suffer due to the emergency spending measure.

Yeah? Explain how that works, please. If you ROB money from an environmental account, sheer mathematics says that you don't have as much money to spend for cleanup.. and it would be cleanup for even MORE O&G, yes?

Williams also said the commission would ask the Legislature to replenish the $750,000 early next year.

And what if they don't?

Officials expect to issue 29,000 permits this year, an increase of almost 50 percent from 2007. In 1985, there were 30,778 permits issued.

P.S. I notice that even Clayton Williams is quoted in this article. Appropriate that a man who made a joke about rape would be quoted in an article about the RRC raping the environmental fund.

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