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Lloyd Gosselink Rochelle & Townsend, P.C. Named in the 2020 U.S. News – Best Law Firms List!

Lloyd Gosselink Rochelle & Townsend, P.C. has once again been recognized by U.S. News in the 2020 Best Law Firms rankings for Water Law, Energy Law, and Energy Regulatory Law. Firms included in the 2020 “Best Law Firms”… Read More

The Lone Star Current – October 2019 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

The Lone Star Current Interview

Arthur D’Andrea, Commissioner Public Utility Commission Governor Greg Abbott appointed Arthur D’Andrea to serve as a Commissioner for the Public Utility Commission of Texas on November 14, 2017, for a term set to expire on September 1, 2023. Before… Read More

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

Telecom and Cable TV Entities Poised to Take Advantage of SB 1152

By Georgia N. Crump While cities are still coming to terms with Senate Bill (“SB”) 1004 from the 85th Texas Legislative Session, drastically reducing the right-of-way rental revenues received by cities from wireless providers occupying the public right-of-way, they… 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

Municipal Corner

Maintaining two governmental positions often requires an analysis of the constitutional dual-office prohibition, along with the common-law doctrines of self-appointment incompatibility, self-employment incompatibility, and conflicting-loyalties incompatibility. Tex. Att’y Gen. Op. No. KP-0265 (2019). The City of Ranger (the… 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

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