Statement from Texas Railroad Commissioner David Porter Regarding Ruling on Range Resources Case

03/22/2011

The following statement may be attributed to Texas Railroad Commissioner David Porter regarding today’s ruling on the Range Resources case:

“I am pleased with the Railroad Commission’s investigation into this matter.  We used science, facts and due process in handling this case and found that Range Resources was not responsible for any water contamination in Parker County, contrary to what the EPA said.

It is unfortunate that the EPA didn’t show up to present their case, but proves the political nature of their stance. 

I hope this case sets the standard moving forward and that the EPA gets the message that the Railroad Commission of Texas can handle its regulatory jurisdiction and is plenty competent when it comes to protecting our natural resources.”

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David J. Porter was elected to the Texas Railroad Commission on November 2, 2010. A Certified Public Accountant and successful small business owner, Commissioner Porter has worked with oil and gas producers for nearly three decades providing strategic financial advice and tax counsel. He has a long record of pro-business, free market, conservative credentials.