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Leslie Savage
Chief Geologist for the Oil and Gas Division at Railroad Commission of Texas


Leslie Savage is the Chief Geologist for the Oil and Gas Division of the Railroad Commission of Texas.  Over her 36 years of employment with the Commission, Ms. Savage helped develop and/or supervised the Commission’s programs for underground injection control, surface waste management, hazardous oil and gas wastes, naturally occurring radioactive material, waste minimization and recycling, and geologic storage of carbon dioxide.  Ms. Savage currently is responsible for coordinating rulemaking for the division, coordinating with federal and other state agencies, and water quality certification of federal permits.  Ms. Savage has represented the Commission in several state and national organizations, including the Texas Groundwater Protection Committee, the Executive Committee of the Coastal Coordination Council, the Governor’s Environmental Task Force, the State Review of Oil and Natural Gas Environmental Regulations, Inc. (STRONGER, Inc.), and the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission. She is the past president of the national Ground Water Protection Council. Ms. Savage graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1982 with a B.S. in Geology.

Agenda Sessions

  • Keynote Address: Update on new policies and regulations for safe management and disposal of NORM in Texas