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Governor Abbott Should Add Deadlines for Winter Storm Preparation, Stronger Penalties to Special Session Call

Ahead of an expected call for at least one special Texas legislative session, Commission Shift Executive Director Virginia Palacios issued the following statement: “Texas lawmakers wasted their chance in the regular session to do anything to meaningfully prevent a repeat of the devastating winter power outages that killed as many as 700 Texans and cost […]

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Commission Shift Statement on the End of the 2021 Regular Legislative Session

The 2021 regular legislative session wrapped up without enacting the most meaningful action to prevent another winter power blackout or reform the Railroad Commission of Texas. In response, Commission Shift Executive Director Virginia Palacios issued the following statement: “Texas lawmakers blew their chance this legislative session to do anything to meaningfully prevent a repeat of […]

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State lawmakers craft compromise bill in response to historic February storm

From KWTX News - May 20, 2021 CLICK FOR FULL ARTICLE Excerpts from the article: “We need to weatherize and winterize the entire natural gas supply chain,” Virginia Palacios, the executive director of Commission Shift, told KWTX. “The area where this legislation is falling short is on the gas production side,” she said. She also […]

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