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Bugs, Bunnies, and the Blanket Rule: A Brief Overview of Key Endangered Species Act Rule Revisions

By Lauren Thomas The Endangered Species Act (“ESA”), the United States’ leading federal legislation for the protection of endangered and threatened species, underwent three major rule revisions over the past few months. These revisions stand to alter the way… Read More

The Untimely SEP Death in Federal Enforcement Cases

By Nathan Vassar The use of Supplemental Environmental Projects (“SEPs”) in the enforcement context has been a widely accepted practice for many years for defendants wishing to fund projects in… Read More

“Ask Sheila” Column

Dear Sheila, We have an employee who is medically certified to take intermittent leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) for severe shoulder pain when he has a “flare-up.” His job requires repetitive shoulder movements with his arms… Read More

In the Courts

Water Cases Dyer v. TCEQ, 2019 WL 2206177 (5/22/2019). The Texas Court of Appeals in Austin affirmed the dismissal of a challenge to TexCom Gulf Disposal, LLC’s approved permit for construction and operation of underground injection control… Read More

Agency Highlights

United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) EPA and the Department of the Army Repeal the 2015 “Waters of the United States” Rule On September 12, 2019, the EPA and the Department of the Army (collectively, the… Read More

The Lone Star Current – July 2019 Edition

Click here to access The Lone Star Current newest edition! We are excited to provide you with our latest issue of The Lone StarCurrent. This issue contains important information on the 86th Texas Legislature foryour review. Read More

Recap of the Regular Session of the 86th Texas Legislature

by Ty Embrey and Troupe Brewer The Regular Session of the Texas Legislature ended on May 27th when the Legislature adjourned Sine Die. The Legislature kicked off on January 8th with the election of a new Speaker of the Texas House,… Read More

Municipal Corner

by Jacqueline Perrin Having involvement with an agreement that might benefit property belonging to city officials does not run afoul of the conflicts provisions of the Local Government Code when those city officials lack the authority to vote on the… Read More

Legislation Relating to the Texas Public Information Act and Open Government

by Stefanie Albright and Jacqueline Perrin Legislation Affecting the Boeing Co. v. Paxton Texas Supreme Court Decision and the Texas Public Information Act (“TPIA”) The 2019 Legislative Session was again impactful on water districts and other political subdivisions… Read More

Energy and Utility Legislative Update

by Thomas Brocato, Georgia Crump, and Patrick Dinnin During the 86th Texas Legislature, lawmakers filed more than 100 bills relating to gas and electric service and scores morepertaining to issues of interest to municipalities. We have closely… Read More

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