Barry Smitherman, a commissioner with the Texas Railroad Commission, said it will also generate local revenues and new spending. “I’m in favor of this project. I’ve spoken in favor of it a couple times of late,” he said. “The project has the ability to … Read more
Development of the massive Eagle Ford Shale play in South Texas and approval of a controversial oil sands pipeline from Canada could free the United States from its dependence on two politically hostile oil suppliers, a top Texas energy official said Tuesday.
Texas Railroad Commissioner Barry Smitherman, who’ll stand for election for the first time next year, says he’s got the support of 12 of the 19 Republicans in the Texas Senate. So far, he’s in the quiet race next year; the candidates are lining up for … Read more Railroad Commissioner Barry Smitherman is the former chairman of the state’s Public Utility Commission. Smitherman: Had we not had that wind energy we would have gone dark. Just like had we not had the South Texas Nuclear Project running which was 2300 … Read more “The timelines are unrealistic,” said Barry Smitherman, past chairman of the Texas Public Utility Commission. “They’ll kill jobs and put the lives of our citizens at risk.” The rule targets pollution created in one state that affects other states. … Read more Barry Smitherman, the former chairman of the Public Utility Commission, told state lawmakers that it took a Herculean effort for the state to avoid rolling blackouts because of record temperatures this summer. “We would have been forced, in my opinion, … Read more “We are particularly concerned about the lack of due process,” said Barry Smitherman of the Texas Railroad Commission and former chairman of the state’s public utility commission. “We are the only state to come out with a raw deal in the final version. … Read more And Texas Railroad Commissioner Barry Smitherman told a Congressional committee this week that it was “clear that the Obama political appointees in charge of the EPA are pursuing a politically-motivated agenda to try to choke off the Texas economic … Read more My name is Barry Smitherman, and I am a Commissioner with the Texas Railroad Commission. The Railroad Commission was founded in the Texas Constitution in 1891, and we regulate the oil, gas, and lignite coal mining industries in Texas. … Read more Speakers at Cleanovation include Jim Trevathan, Executive Vice President of Waste Management; Barry Smitherman, Commissioner of Texas Railroad Commission; John Hofmeister, former President of Shell Oil and current founder and head of Citizens for … Read more