October 19, 2007

Elizabeth Ames Jones should stick to chintz

Elizabeth Ames Jones is a member of the Texas Railroad Commission, which oversees the oil and gas industry here in Texas. Her qualifications to be on the RRC? None. She's a former interior decorator. I can totally see how picking out the perfect vase would qualify you to oversee drilling and production in Texas.

Sharon over at Bluedaze has a great post up about her ridiculous little op/ed in the Washington Post. In it, Jones talks about out how great the RRC is and how well they've done monitoring private companies. You can see more about how excellent they are at stopping polluting companies from dirtying the environmenthere, here, here and here. Phillip has more on her great op/ed piece in the Chronicle (we need to use more oil and gas). Needless to say, Lizzy just doesn't live in reality...

The gist of Jones' stupid commentary is that we can drill our way to energy independence. She writes as if there is some magic pool of oil in the US that we've somehow overlooked for the last 100 years. This argument rather neatly makes my point that perhaps she should stick to fabric choices and abandon the oil and gas gig. She obviously doesn't know a thing about the O&G industry.

Posted by mcblogger at October 19, 2007 08:05 AM

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