Why Does the Texas Railroad Commission Even Exist? – Houston Press


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Why Does the Texas Railroad Commission Even Exist?
Houston Press
The commission was established in 1891 to oversee the railroad industry (hence the name), but in the early 1900s oil was discovered in Texas and the Railroad Commission started overseeing various aspects of the state's oil and gas industry.
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