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http://www.energylandscapes.net/photo/golden-hour/ Oil and gas practitioners rejoice! The Texas Legislature has finally passed HB 1818 which effectively extends the life of the Railroad Commission through September 1, 2029. The bill now heads to Governor Greg Abbott’s desk for his signature or veto. The legislation will become law within 10 days if the Governor chooses not to…

As of April 3rd, 2017, over 400 amendments to SB 1 (the Appropriations Bill) have been filed. Photo (C) Robert Haney, Chief Clerk of the Texas House. The Energy Resources Committee of the Texas House, chaired by Rep. Drew Darby (R–San Angelo), exercises jurisdiction over conservation of the energy resources of the State, as well as…

The Federal Government has over five million unleased mineral acres beneath private lands in New Mexico, designated as “disposal lands.” Seeing an opportunity to help alleviate the nation’s highest rate of child poverty, Aubrey Dunn, the New Mexico State Land Commissioner, has proposed the Early Childhood Education Land Grant Act (the “Act). The Act seeks…