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Texas Passes Law Protecting State Regulation of Oil and Gas Industry

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on May 18 signed House Bill (HB) 40, an act relating to the exclusive jurisdiction of Texas to regulate oil and gas operations in the state and the express preemption of local regulation of those operations. “HB 40 does a profound job of helping to protect…

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