Christian Opposes Anti-Oil & Gas Indoctrination Textbooks for Texas StudentsNovember 01, 2023
AUSTIN – The Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) issued its Proclamation 2024 which will determine the types of textbooks and materials for Texas students in the 2024-2025 school year. As a part of the public comment, Railroad Commissioner Wayne Christian sent a letter to the SBOE with concerns that the materials would adopt a radical environmentalist agenda promoting ‘net zero’ lessons over teaching students realistic STEM skills needed for high-paying jobs in the energy industry.
“Texas students don’t need to be brainwashed in class that oil and gas is evil, when our schools should be preparing them for the real world,” said Commissioner Christian. “The Lone Star State needs a challenging, unbiased, and practical approach to educating our STEM students, preparing them for in-demand, high paying jobs in Texas’ oil and gas industry. The last thing our state needs is a woke environmental agenda pushed by President Biden and former Vice President Al Gore teaching our kids to hate fossil fuels.”
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/.