Will Texas Railroad Commission Race Draw Attention?

Ray Keller has a message for any confused Texas voters: He has no plans to regulate locomotives. The former state representative is, however, trying to become the state’s next railroad commissioner.

Some Texans are well aware that the state’s oldest — if misnamed — regulatory agency long ago shifted its attention from railways to oil and gas drillers, natural gas utilities and pipeline safety. But that insight isn’t universal, even in a state that prides itself for its large contribution to the country’s domestic energy production.  

Confusion over the commission's name will be just one of several challenges ...

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