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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

The Lone Star Current – April 2020 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, Chris Brewster, at 512.322.5831 or cbrewster@lglawfirm.com. Otherwise, enjoy our latest issue! If you would… Read More

What’s Just Happened and What’s Next

by Lauren Kalisek The last few weeks have been intense. It has been a whiplash experience common to folks throughout the state, the nation, and even the globe as we’ve moved from our normal lives to ones changed significantly by… Read More

Air and Waste: COVID-19 Update

by Samuel Ballard In the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Firm’s Air and Waste Practice Group is still conducting business as usual, albeit remotely, as are many of the group’s clients. While the Firm’s Air and Waste clients continue… Read More

Best Practices for Holding Remote Board Meetings by Teleconference or Videoconference

by Lauren Kalisek The following is a list of best practices for conducting open meetings by teleconference or videoconference under the March 16, 2020 action by Governor Abbott to suspend certain provisions of the Texas Open Meetings Act. Information on… Read More

Families First Coronavirus Response Act – New Paid Emergency Leave Requirements for Employers

by Sheila Gladstone, Sarah Glaser, and Emily Linn On March 18, 2020, President Donald J. Trump signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). This new legislation provides a number of relief benefits in response to the COVID-19… Read More

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