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ICYMI: Commissioner Christian Column

“The science on climate change is not settled”

April 24, 2018

AUSTIN– In Case You Missed It (ICYMI), Railroad Commissioner Wayne Christian released an editorial challenging the notion that the “science is settled” on climate change. 

“Because of oil and gas, our lives are no longer defined by extreme hunger, cold or hardship,” Commissioner Christian notes.

“It’s easy to forget these things given the way the mainstream media reports climate change. By bombarding us with sensationalist predictions of death and destruction, they make it seem like using oil and gas to drive our cars and heat our homes is bad.”

Commissioner Christian’s column is available for re-publication and can be read here.  
Originally published in TribTalk, their republishing guidelines can be found here.


A lifelong conservative businessman, Wayne Christian was elected to join the Railroad Commission of Texas in November 2016. In 1996, Christian was elected to the House of Representatives. During this time, Christian served as Vice-Chair of Regulated Industries and as a multi-term member of the Energy Resource Committee. On these committees, he had direct oversight of the Railroad Commission and accumulated a strong record of standing for free markets and against burdensome regulations.


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/.