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Energy and Utility: COVID-19 Update

by Thomas Brocato and Patrick Dinnin PUC Takes Actions to Address Coronavirus Threat The Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC, or Commission) has joined other state agencies and entities in adopting measures to address the rapidly growing threat presented by… Read More

The Texas Legislature and State Leadership During the COVID-19 Pandemic

by Ty Embrey The Texas Legislature and State Leadership are living, working, and leading in a new and difficult reality like all of us and are trying to find solutions to help all of Texas through this historic time. The… Read More

COVID-19 Update: Litigation

by James Parker Along with the rest of the Firm (and much of the world) the Litigation Practice Group (“LPG”) is working from home. But aside from the surroundings, little has changed. Courts are still operating. And, in fact, the… Read More

The WOTUS Saga’s Next Chapter: The Navigable Waters Protection Rule

by Nathan Vassar and Lauren Thomas The early 2020 release of the pre-published version of the Navigable Water Protection Rule is the latest chapter in an ongoing regulatory tug-of-war over which waters are subject to federal oversight. This Administration’s repeal-and-replace… Read More

PFAS Update: New Drinking Water Regulations and Clean-Up Actions

by Samuel Ballard, Lauren Thomas, and Danielle Lam The federal government has recently taken several actions to further regulate per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (“PFAS”) by beginning the process to update the drinking water standards under the Safe Drinking Water Act… Read More

“Ask Sheila” Column

Dear Sheila, A white employee of ours complained to HR that a black supervisor made one possibly racially-charged comment (that she “needed a suntan” to work in the executive suite). When the supervisor found out that she had complained, he… Read More

In the Courts

Water Cases In re Downstream Addicks and Barker (Tex.) Flood-Control Reservoirs, No. 17-9002, 2020 WL 808686, (Fed. Cl. Feb. 18, 2020). Hurricane Harvey poured 33.7 inches of rain over a four-day period across Harris County and… Read More

Agency Highlights

United State Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) EPA Plans to Review Air Quality Standards for Lead. On March 12, 2020, EPA announced that it plans to initiate a review of the air quality standards for lead. This review… Read More

The Lone Star Current – January 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, David Klein, at 512.322.5818 or dklein@lglawfirm.com. Otherwise, enjoy our latest issue! If you would… Read More

“Ask Sheila” Column

Dear Sheila, We are a public entity and are finding more and more that our employees are using their personal cell phones for work-related reasons. Very few employees have a work-issued cell phone but there is no denying the convenience… Read More

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