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Major U.S. Supreme Court Decisions in Enviro/Admin Agency Law

SCOTUS ADOPTS “MAJOR-QUESTION DOCTRINE” TO OVERTURN EPA CLEAN POWER PLAN. Is this a preview of things to come in the next term when SCOTUS takes up WOTUS again? The Supreme Court this morning issued its decision in West Virginia v. Read More

Lloyd Gosselink is pleased to announce the four law students selected to take part in the first half of our Summer 2022 Law Clerk Program!

Lloyd Gosselink is pleased to announce the four distinguished law students selected to take part in the first part of our Summer 2022 Law Clerk Program! This summer, in addition to veteran law clerk, Lauren Alexander-Bachelder, we are excited to… Read More

The Lone Star Current – April 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

PFAS – A “Four-Letter Word” for Water and Wastewater Utilities?

by Sara R. Thornton If you follow developments in environmental regulation, you know a day rarely passes without some news story on the regulation of per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances—or generally known as PFAS. To address growing concerns for PFAS contamination,… Read More

Water/Wastewater Permitting: Maximizing Value of TCEQ Pre-Application Meetings

by Nathan E. Vassar and Jessie M. Spears As many state and federal agencies are returning to practices and operations more akin to those experienced before March 2020, it is an optimal time to highlight one of the most important… Read More

Municipal Corner

Chapter 556 of the Texas Government Code does not apply to certain public entities that are not considered state agencies based on factors outlined by the Office of the Attorney General. Tex. Att’y Gen. Op. No. KP-398 (2022). In a… Read More

“Ask Sheila” Column

Dear Sheila, I think our company has done a good job with training employees on workplace harassment, having a culture of no harassment, and having good policies in place. But recently, we seem to have gotten quite a few of… Read More

In the Courts

Water Cases Pape Partners, Ltd. v. DRR Family Properties LP, 623 S.W.3d 436 (Tex. App.—Waco 2020, pet. granted). This case focused on a water rights dispute which arose when Pape Partners, Ltd. (“Pape”) purchased a tract of land in 2014… Read More

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

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