Author Archives: LG Law Firm

A New Wrinkle in Processing Landowner CCN Decertification Petitions?

by David J. Klein and Maris M. Chambers The one constant in life is change, and recent developments at the Public Utility Commission (“PUC”) regarding petitions by landowners for decertification from a water and/or wastewater certificate of convenience and necessity… Read More

U.S. Supreme Court Reaches Decision on NPDES Permitting in Maui Case

by Nathan E. Vassar It isn’t often that the U.S. Supreme Court addresses water quality permitting, but earlier this spring the High Court issued a ruling on the heavily followed case, County of Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund, et al. Read More

Municipal Corner

Without evidence in the statutes of the Legislature’s clear and unmistakable intent to preempt all local ordinances affecting dams, a court would likely conclude that a local regulation will be invalid only to the extent inconsistent with a state regulation. Read More

“Ask Sheila” Column

Dear Sheila, We are considering a temporary 20 percent reduction in hours and wages for many of our employees, because of current pandemic-related economic conditions. Will these employees be eligible for unemployment? Yours truly, Tough Times Dear Tough Times, Probably… Read More

In The Courts

Water Cases Bush v. Lone Oak Club, LLC, 18-0264, 2020 WL 1966931 (Tex. Apr. 24, 2020). This case is a title dispute between the Commissioner of the General Land Office and the Lone Oak Club—a private landowner—over portions… Read More

Agency Highlights

United State Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) EPA Shifts Policy on Construction Prior to Issuance of an Air Permit and TCEQ Follows Suit. On March 25, 2020, EPA proposed new guidance on interpreting the Clean Air Act’s (“CAA”) construction… Read More


Employers creating return to work plans should consider OSHA’s newly-released Guidance on Returning to Work. Last week, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released Guidance on Returning to Work to assist employers and workers in… Read More

Lloyd Gosselink selected Again for “Best Companies to Work For in Texas” by Texas Monthly

For nine years in a row, Lloyd Gosselink Rochelle and Townsend, P.C. has been recognized as one of the “Best Companies to Work for in Texas” by Texas Monthly in the small company category. The Firm was selected based on… Read More

Lloyd Gosselink’s Law Clerk Summer Program

Lloyd Gosselink is pleased to welcome three new law clerks to our Summer 2020 Law Clerk Program! For years, our Law Clerk Program has given law students the opportunity to gain experience working with both principals and associates in all of… Read More

Texas supreme court declines city of austin’s invitation to approve paid sick leave ordinance

Last Friday, June 5, 2020, the Texas Supreme Court declined the City of Austin’s request to validate the constitutionality of its Paid Sick Leave Ordinance. The Court’s decision not to hear the City’s appeal means that the appellate court’s determination that… Read More

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