Commissioner Craddick to Advise Department of Energy on National Energy Policy

June 08, 2016

AUSTIN – Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick has accepted an invitation from United States Secretary of Energy, Dr. Ernest J. Moniz, to serve as a member of the National Petroleum Council (the Council) for the 2016-17 term representing the views of States in public policy decision making at the federal level.

“I am honored to accept Secretary Moniz’s invitation to serve as an information source on energy policy in the interest of Texas and all States,” Craddick said.

“Throughout my time at the Commission, I have stood as an advocate on behalf of Texas’ depth of energy experience and knowledge, strength in regulatory structure and resulting successful energy growth. Texas provides an excellent model of effectiveness and efficiency for shaping national energy policies. I look forward to working alongside Secretary Moniz and my fellow Council members in advancing energy policy on behalf of the Department of Energy and the Nation.”

Established by President Harry S. Truman in 1946, the Council is an advisory body to the Secretary and the Department of Energy, providing advice, information and recommendations on matters related to oil and natural gas and related industries, including governmental response to environmental and energy conservation, technology, legal issues, and emergency situations.

Christi Craddick was elected statewide by the people of Texas in November 2012 to serve a six-year term as Texas Railroad Commissioner. A native of Midland, Christi is an attorney specializing in oil and gas, water, tax issues, electric deregulation and environmental policy.

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