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TPPF Policy Orientation panel to address Texas energy boom

AUSTIN, December 1, 2013--The Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Armstrong Center for the Energy and Environment will host the policy panel “Energy and Texas: Mastering the Master Resource” at the 12th Annual Policy Orientation for the Texas Legislature on Wednesday, January 8, 3:25 p.m., at the Sheraton Austin Hotel in the Capitol View Terrace North.

“Energy plays a pivotal role in sustaining modern prosperity. So it’s worth taking time to reflect on the effects the recent private-sector led energy boom is having both on Texas and on the nation,” said Kathleen Hartnett White, the Foundation’s Distinguished Senior Fellow-in-Residence and Director for the Armstrong Center for Energy and the Environment.

Panelists include:

Josiah Neeley, Policy Analyst with the Armstrong Center for Energy and the Environment (Moderator)

Representative Jim Keffer, Texas House Member for House District 60

David Porter, Commissioner for the Texas Railroad Commission

Cyrus Reed, Conservation Director for the Sierra Club, Lone Star Chapter

For twelve years, the Foundation’s Policy Orientation has been one of the nation’s top policy conferences, selling out each year while bringing together lawmakers, policy experts, and engaged citizens from across the political spectrum to discuss critical issues facing the Lone Star State and America. Last year’s Policy Orientation attracted approximately 1,100 attendees including 100 state legislators and hundreds of legislative staff from both sides of the aisle.

This year’s program includes more than 25 panel discussions and debates on the major issues affecting Texas’ future.  The program will be updated with additional events and speakers in the coming weeks. Members of the public who wish to attend may register and view the agenda here: http://bit.ly/TVGJeN.

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