Over and over again, conservatives have railed against President Obama and the number of unconstitutional czars he has in his administration. So do we want an oil and gas czar in Texas – NO WAY
Well, according to the Texas Energy Report, that is exactly what Commissioner Smitherman, of the Railroad Commission of Texas, has done. Smitherman is trying to push through an amendement that would give the RRC chair powers not shared by the other two commissioners. He wants the chair to act as the primary and only contact for the agency, wield greater administrative and strategic influence over the Railroad Commission’s business. In essence, demoting the other two commissioner to figureheads.
I applaud Commissioners Porter and Craddick for not supporting this travesty of liberty. We don’t need czars on the federal level and certainly not here in Texas.