Railroad Commissioner Sitton Earth Day Upcoming Events & Op-Ed

April 19, 2017

AUSTIN —  Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton will join thousands of Texans at Earth Day Texas at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 22 where he will participate in a town hall and answer questions about the oil and gas industry in Texas. As a regulator of oil and gas and an environmentalist, Commissioner Sitton looks forward to engaging with the public regarding important energy issues and encourages them to bring their curiosity. 

Sitton will also participate in a roundtable at the Responsible Shale Energy Extraction Symposium hosted in conjunction with Earth Day Texas at 2 p.m. Friday, April 21.  

Other notable participants at Earth Day Texas this year include Energy Secretary Rick Perry and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt. 

In case you missed it, Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton has written an op-ed entitled “For the Railroad Commission Earth Day is Every Day,” which is available for publication. 

Earth Day Texas is a free three-day event and the largest Earth Day celebration in the world. The event features environmental organizations, businesses, academic institutions, government agencies, speakers, interactive programming, subject matter experts, live music, and food pavilions. 


Ryan Sitton was elected to the Railroad Commission in 2014 and is the first engineer to serve on the Commission in 50 years. Sitton is one of the world’s leading energy experts and founded PinnacleART, an engineering and technology company focused on reliability and integrity programs for the oil, gas, and petrochemical, mining, pharmaceutical, and wastewater industries. As Railroad Commissioner, Sitton uses his technical expertise and business experience to make decisions for the state that are based on sound science and employs a fiscally conservative approach to prioritize the agency’s efforts.

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 http://www.rrc.texas.gov/about-us/.