It might seem strange that a “railroad” commission regulates oil, gas and mineral exploration, however that is how it works in Texas.  Petroleum operators, coal miners, uranium and mineral explorers must all provide reclamation bonds.  Texas surety bond forms are often onerous, and the railroad  commission bonds are no exception.  Railroad commission surety bonds are invariably cumulative, difficult or impossible to cancel, and can obligate a surety to assume the liabilities of a previous surety company.  Even though these are really tough obligations Surety One, Inc., an environmental surety specialist offers reclamation bond capacity for coal, uranium, metal mining, and hydraulic fracturing “fracking”.  We will write these for the Railroad Commission of Texas, federal Bureau of Land Management, and all other state environmental agencies. Visit us at, call (787) 333-0222 or (800) 373-2804, or email