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“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

Activity Ramps Up At Texas Legislature As The New Year Begins

by Troupe Brewer and Ty Embrey A new year is upon us and activity at the Texas Legislature is starting to heat up both on political and legislative fronts. State legislators will be campaigning throughout their legislative districts and meeting… Read More

The Lone Star Current Interview

Emily Lindley, Commissioner Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Governor Greg Abbott appointed Emily Lindley to serve as Commissioner for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on August 20, 2018. Before her appointment, Commissioner Lindley served as the Chief of… Read More

Rain, Rain, Go Away. The New TCEQ Rules Are Here to Stay.

by Sam Ballard On September 30, 2019, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (“TCEQ”) announced that, effective on that date, applicants for permits, permit amendments, permit modifications, and registrations for municipal solid waste (“MSW”) facilities must use updated precipitation data… Read More

Municipal Corner

While a municipality may enact an ordinance that involves a subject covered by state law, to the extent that the ordinance conflicts with or is inconsistent with state law, the ordinance will be held to be void. Tex. Read More

In The Courts

Water Cases In Re Upstream Addicks and Barker (Texas) Flood-Control Reservoirs, 17-9001L, 219 WL 6873696 (Fed. Cl. Dec. 17, 2019). The United States Court of Federal Claims, in a post-trial decision, determined that the government was liable… Read More

Agency Highlights

United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) EPA Releases Guidance on Air Quality Monitoring. On December 3, 2019, the EPA released new guidance updating prior guidance from 1980 regarding air quality monitoring of industrial plants engaged in… Read More

Please Welcome Our New Associates

We are pleased to announce new additions to the Lloyd Gosselink Team. Please welcome Gabrielle Smith, Reid Barnes, Lindsay Killeen, and Lauren Thomas. Read more about their background and experience below. Associates Gabrielle C. Smith… Read More

New Principals Added

J. Troupe Brewer, William “Cody” Faulk, and Jamie L. Mauldin have been elected Principals of the firm effective January 1, 2020. We thank them for all of the hard work and talent they have shared with our firm and our clients… Read More

White House Seeks to Further Streamline Environmental Permits

In keeping with the Trump Administration’s efforts to streamline environmental permitting for large infrastructure projects, such as water supply reservoirs, roadways, and pipelines, the Council on Environmental Quality (“CEQ”) issued a pre-publication version of a rulemaking undertaking significant revisions to… Read More

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