Texas High Court Nixes Challenge To Water Permit Grant

Law360, Dallas (September 20, 2013, 4:29 PM EDT) -- The Texas Supreme Court on Friday held that interest group Bosque River Coalition can't force the state environmental agency to hold a hearing on its challenge to an amended water quality permit, even though the group claims it would be affected by potential pollution controlled by the permit.

The 8-0 decision, written by Justice John Devine, builds on a ruling from the court last month in City of Waco v. Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, in which the court determined a party's status as an "affected...
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