Texas Supreme Court Overturns Well Permit Grant

Law360, New York (March 11, 2011, 6:59 PM EST) -- The Texas Supreme Court on Friday reversed an appeals court's ruling that the Railroad Commission of Texas too narrowly weighed public interest concerns when it granted a permit for an oil and gas injection well without considering traffic safety impacts.

Disagreeing with Texas Citizens for a Safe Future and Clean Water and Wise County resident James G. Popp, the state Supreme Court decided that the commission's interpretation of the phrase “public interest” in the Texas Water Code was reasonable and in line with the plain meaning...
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