Creation of a State Engineering Commission
Ohio has lawyers and policy wonks managing its natural resources. Many professionals believe they are doing a spectacularly poor job. Like Texas, Ohio is rich in natural resources - mainly natural gas and coal. In Texas, the Texas Railroad Commission is in charge of managing the state's natural resources and getting the most value of those resources for Texans. Ohio needs a similar commission to regulate the oil and gas industry, gas utilities, pipeline safety, safety in the liquefied petroleum gas industry, rare earth element mining, and surface coal and uranium mining.
We advocate for a three-person commission - statewide popularly elected positions patterned after the Texas Railroad Commission.