For the Texas Railroad Commission, there is one proposed reform that appears on the wishlists of both energy industry and public watchdog groups. It's the creation of a searchable data base, particularly about complaints filed, and which, if properly developed, would be useful for lawyers who represent clients before the Texas Railroad Commission.
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