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Agency Highlights

United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) Final Rule Codifying WOTUS Definition Announced. On December 30, 2022, EPA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (“USACE”) announced the final “Revised Definition of ‘Waters of the United States’” rule. The revised Clean Water… Read More


On December 29, 2022, President Biden signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023, an omnibus spending bill into law.  The bill included two items affecting employers: the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) and the Providing Urgent Maternal Protections for Nursing Mothers… Read More

Lloyd Gosselink Rochelle & Townsend, P.C. named in the 2023 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” List!

Lloyd Gosselink Rochelle & Townsend, P.C. has once again been recognized by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” in 2023 rankings for Water Law, Energy Law, Administrative / Regulatory Law, Employment Law – Management, Energy Regulatory Law, and Litigation… Read More

The Lone Star Current – October 2022 Edition

Don’t forget – if there is ever a topic that you would like for us to cover, please reach out to our Managing Editor, Sara Thornton, at 512.322.5876 or Otherwise, enjoy our latest issue! If you would like to… Read More

Increased Department of Labor Audits: What to Expect and Ways to Prepare

by Sheila B. Gladstone, Sarah T. Glaser, and Jessica A. Maynard On February 1, 2022, the United States Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (“DOL”) announced plans to hire 100 additional investigators to support its compliance and enforcement… Read More

Lead and Copper Rule Revisions: Preparing for Major Deadlines Ahead

by Jessie M. Spears The United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (“EPA’s”) recent Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (“LCRR”) have raised many implementation questions for drinking water utilities facing the first major change in the federal regulation since 1991. Under LCRR,… Read More

SCOTX to Decide ERCOT’s Sovereign-Immunity Claim

by James F. Parker On September 2, the Texas Supreme Court granted the petitions for review in two cases addressing Electric Reliability Council of Texas (“ERCOT”) and its operation of the electric grid in Texas: CPS Energy v. ERCOT, No. Read More

Municipal Corner

Anonymous voted ballots are public information and available for inspection; however, personally identifiable information contained in election records remains confidential. Tex. Att’y Gen. Op. No. KP-411 (2022). State Senator Kelly Hancock and State Representative Matt Krause submitted a request to… Read More

“Ask Sheila” Column

Dear Readers, This column will be a little different. Rather than respond to a question, I’ll be discussing transitions, and in particular, retirement. First, an announcement. I will be retiring on December 31 of this year, after 35 years practicing… Read More

In the Courts

Water Cases Weatherford Int’l, LLC v. City of Midland, No. 11-20-00255-CV, 2022 WL 3904001 (Tex. App.—Eastland Aug. 31, 2022, no pet. h.). This case focuses on whether a company was able to show that the waiver of governmental immunity contained… Read More

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