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Texas Energy Leader Applauds Passage of Lower Energy Cost Act

March 31, 2023

AUSTIN – Railroad Commissioner Wayne Christian applauded passage of H.R. 1, the Lower Energy Cost Act that seeks to restore America as the world’s top producer oil and natural gas.  

Following the 225-204 vote, Commissioner Christian had this to say:

“America has the ability to be energy independent, producing our own cheap, plentiful and reliable God-given natural resources -- right here at home -- making energy affordable and the nation stronger. 

“President Biden's war on oil and gas has increased the cost of gasoline by 40% and the cost of electricity by 20%-30%. Biden and Congressional Democrats’ strategy is to run up the national debt and beg our foreign adversaries for help, leaving consumers with more expensive and less reliable energy.

“The Lower Energy Cost Act includes provisions important to Texas, such as repealing President Biden’s harmful tax on natural gas production and stopping bans on internal combustion engines and gasoline-based cars.”

Learn more about  the Lower Energy Cost Act here

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A lifelong conservative businessman, Wayne Christian was elected as our 50th Texas Railroad Commissioner in November 2016. Prior to his time at the Commission, Christian served seven sessions in the Texas House of Representatives, accumulating a strong record of standing for free markets and against burdensome regulations. Christian is married to his wife, Lisa, and together they have three daughters, Liza, Lindsey and Lauren.  You can learn more about Chairman Christian here.

About the Railroad Commission:
Our mission is to serve Texas by our stewardship of natural resources and the environment, our concern for personal and community safety, and our support of enhanced development and economic vitality for the benefit of Texans. The Commission has a long and proud history of service to both Texas and to the nation, including almost 100 years regulating the oil and gas industry. The Commission also has jurisdiction over alternative fuels safety, natural gas utilities, surface mining and intrastate pipelines. Established in 1891, the Railroad Commission of Texas is the oldest regulatory agency in the state. To learn more, please visit https://www.rrc.texas.gov/about-us/.