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Agency Highlights

United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) EPA’s Proposed Definition for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (“PFAS”) in Draft Fifth Contaminant Candidate List (“CCL 5”). EPA’s Science Advisory Board (“SAB”) has raised concerns about the narrow definition of PFAS in the draft… Read More

Congratulations to our 2022 Texas Rising Stars

We are proud to announce the selection of Sarah T. Glaser, Gabrielle C. Smith, and Nathan E. Vassar to the 2022 Texas Rising Stars list! Only 2.5% of… Read More

The Lone Star Current – January 2022 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, Sara Thornton, at 512.322.5876 or sthornton@lglawfirm.com. Otherwise, enjoy our latest issue! If you would like to… Read More

Welcome 2022! How Are We Doing?

by Lauren J. Kalisek It’s been almost two years since the World Health Organization confirmed COVID-19 as a global pandemic, and we’ve all been through a lot during this unprecedented time. We each have our stories of the things we… Read More

Legislative Updates in Texas Employment Law

by Sheila B. Gladstone, Sarah T. Glaser, and Jessica A. Maynard The 87th Texas Legislature passed a number of bills affecting Texas employers. This article summarizes the most noteworthy new employment laws and outlines key takeaways for Texas employers. Note,… Read More

Visualizing 2022: Perspectives on Water/Wastewater CCNs

by David J. Klein While the 2021 headlines focused on the Public Utility Commission’s (“PUC’s”) attention to electric issues in response to Winter Storm Uri, the reality is that PUC also dedicated significant time and efforts to addressing issues concerning… Read More

Municipal Corner

Texas Water Code § 49.103 provides for certain district board of directors, including a conservation district established prior to the enacted provision, to change the terms of the district’s board of directors from two years to four years. Tex. Att’y… Read More

“Ask Sheila” Column

Dear Sheila: We have a policy in place that prohibits employees from bringing guns to work. After reading the new Texas legislation on unlicensed carry that went into effect in September 2021, we are a bit confused. Is our policy… Read More

In the Courts

Water Cases Mississippi v. Tennessee, 142 S. Ct. 31 (2021). This opinion stemmed from a 2014 bill of complaint filed by the State of Mississippi against the State of Tennessee, the City of Memphis, and Memphis Light, Gas and Water… Read More

Agency Highlights

United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) EPA Guidance Regarding the Clean Water Act (“CWA”) Section 401 Rule Vacatur. The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California issued an order on October 21, 2021 remanding and vacating EPA’s Trump-era… Read More

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