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Texas Critic of ESG Faces Crowded Field for Oil Regulator Role

Wayne Christian, the sitting chairman of the Texas Railroad Commission, already faces two opponents in the GOP primary.

Texas Railroad Commission Chairman Wayne Christian, a frequent critic of climate-change activists and alternative energy, is facing an increasingly crowded field for re-election next year.

The staunch Donald Trump supporter who leads the Lone Star state’s top oil regulator is seeking a second term on the three-person panel. Less than four months away from the March 1 Republican primary, Christian already has been targeted by two GOP challengers who plan to throw their hats into the ring when formal filing opens this weekend.