Railroad Commission of Texas
The Railroad Commission serves Texas through:
- 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.
RRC Wraps Up Abandoned Mine Restoration Project - 54-year-old abandoned uranium mine restored to natural landscape
The Railroad Commission’s Abandoned Mine Land program has completed restoration of an eight-acre abandoned uranium mine in Karnes County. Known as the Hackney Site, it was last mined in 1963 and sat abandoned for 54 years. It was selected for remediation because of the safety hazard abandoned pits pose to the public, as well as elevated naturally-occurring radiation levels. The four-month long project reduced radiation to safe levels and Read More...
Chairman Craddick Convenes Energy Industry to Address Human Trafficking
Railroad Commission Chairman Christi Craddick yesterday joined Governor Greg Abbott’s Child Sex Trafficking Team (CSTT) and energy industry representatives to raise awareness about human trafficking and how the energy industry can work to prevent and address the issue in Texas. The meeting was hosted by the Texas Oil and Gas Read More...
Texas Drilling Permits and Completions Statistics for June 2018
The Railroad Commission of Texas issued a total of 1,230 original drilling permits in June 2018 compared to 1,305 in June 2017. Read More...