Texas Railroad Commission Focused on Business, Not Press
June 17, 2014 § Leave a comment
The Associated Press (AP) reports that the Texas Railroad Commission is enforcing a ban on staff interviews with the press. The policy is not really news, but is making the rounds because AP is not happy about the policy, which was approved last August. The press still has access to designated media relations spokespersons, and to all official releases from the Commission. The policy appears to help avoid needless disruptions to the agency, unofficial statements that may be counterproductive or confusing.