Governor-Elect Mary Fallin to Chair the IOGCC

Nov. 29, 2010, Oklahoma City – The Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC) has selected Oklahoma Gov. Elect Mary Fallin as 2011 Chair. She will succeed Texas Gov. Rick Perry who has served as the 2010 IOGCC Chairman and will take office upon her inauguration in January.

“I am excited to continue an Oklahoma tradition and chair the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission,” Governor-Elect Mary Fallin said. “Oklahoma and its rich history of oil and gas production will help lead the way to developing our nation’s natural resources in an environmentally sound way. Since 1935 the IOGCC has stood by their mission to promote the conservation and efficient recovery of domestic oil and natural gas resources while protecting health, safety and the environment, I am honored to assist that mission as chair.”

The Commission’s member states have established effective regulation of the oil and natural gas industry through a variety of programs designed to gather and share information, technologies, and regulatory methods. The rich history of the Commission continues to contribute to the success of our nation’s energy future.

Established in 1935, by Oklahoma’s Gov. E.W. Marland, IOGCC is the oldest and largest interstate compact in the country. The IOGCC consists of 38 member states, including Oklahoma. Gov. Elect Fallin will be the 16th Oklahoma governor to serve as the IOGCC Chair.

Mary Fallin was elected Oklahoma’s governor on November 2, 2010. During her campaign, she focused on growing the economy, creating jobs, reducing government spending and standing up to the job-killing economic policies coming from Washington, D.C. Voters swept her into office in an historic election where she became the first woman to be elected governor in Oklahoma.
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For the past 75 years, the IOGCC, a multi-state government agency whose mission is to promote the conservation and efficient recovery of the nation’s domestic oil and natural gas resources while protecting health, safety and the environment, has grown to be the largest, and oldest state compact in the nation today.

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