Texas Just Tightened Its Grip On The Water Permit Nozzle

Law360, New York (September 11, 2013, 2:50 PM ET) -- On Aug. 23, 2013, the Texas Supreme Court issued a significant decision in Texas Commission on Environmental Quality v. City of Waco affirming the administrative discretion of the TCEQ to decide whether or not to grant a downstream protestor a contested case hearing on a water-quality permit application. While the decision involved the city of Waco's protest against the small O-Kee Dairy located in the North Bosque River watershed, the decision has far-reaching implications for the commission's processing of water quality permit applications throughout the state....
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