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An Unusual Search Warrant And What It Says About How Texas Regulates Drilling

Dave Fehling

2010 affidavit used by Task Force to get warrant to search RRC Houston office.
As drilling for oil and gas has surged in Texas, there has been concern over its threat to groundwater. We're taking a look at the state agency that's supposed to be a watchdog on the drilling industry — the oddly-named "Texas Railroad Commission." Critics have contended the railroad commission is far too friendly to the drilling industry, going easy even when it finds pollution violations.

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Dave Fehling

Energy & Environment Reporter for StateImpact

Dave Fehling is KUHF's Energy and Environment Reporter. His reporting is a part of StateImpact, a collaboration with KUT in Austin and NPR...