Agency Highlights – EPA

WOTUS Rule Re-Write Update. The EPA has taken the first step in a two-step process to revise the contentious 2015 Clean Water Rule—known as the “Waters of the U.S.” (“WOTUS”) Rule. EPA proposed a rule ...

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In the Courts – Litigation

by James Parker Engelman Irrigation Dist. v. Shields Bros., Inc., No. 15-0188 (Tex. Mar. 17, 2017). Over the past decade, the Texas Supreme Court’s jurisprudence on waiver of governmental immunity has changed radically. Before 2006, ...

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Municipal Corner

by Troupe Brewer A Texas court would likely conclude that a county’s longevity pay policy for county officials may include the prior service of the individual as a county employee, so long as the longevity ...

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In the Courts – Air and Waste

by Jeff Reed Waterkeeper All. v. Envtl. Prot. Agency, No. 09-1017 (D.C. Cir. 2017). The Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled that concentrated animal feeding operations (“CAFOs”) cannot be exempted from requirements in ...

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