On the Thursday edition of The Chad Hasty Show, Texas Railroad Commissioner candidate Wayne Christian spoke with Chad Hasty about his campaign and why the railroad commissioner's race is so important to Texas.

Christian said that one of the dangers of the Railroad Commissioner's race is that many people don't know with the office actually does. But he explained that this office is where the fight between Texas and the Obama administration, specifically the EPA, really takes place. He added that Texas has been able to remain independent due to the state's strong natural energy industry, and if elected as Railroad Commissioner, he intends to keep it that way.

"What I think I bring to the table is the realization after being in government for a decade and a half...that what we have in Texas and largely because of those dollars, we can thumb our nose at the federal government and do what Texas wants to do, while other states have become dependent on the federal government and have to bow to their every whim...Texas is number one in oil and gas. I trust our folks. We're the world's greatest producer in the last decade in all of history. We don't want that to change."

Christian went on to says that Texas needs to take care of its oil and gas industries first and foremost. He also spoke about fracking, which has been a concern for many Texans. Christian insisted that fracking was completely safe and would not cause earthquakes or contaminate groundwater, and that worries that it would cause harm to the environment is part of the EPA's efforts to slow down energy production in Texas.

For more information on Wayne Christian and his campaign for Texas Railroad Commissioner, visit his website at christianfortexas.com.

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