Wastewater Migration Didn't Hurt Farm, Texas Justices Told

Law360, Houston (January 7, 2014, 8:59 PM EST) -- In a case being watched closely by the energy industry, a waste disposal company told the Texas Supreme Court Tuesday it should not be held to answer for deep subsurface migration of chemical-laced wastewater it injected into underground wells because a neighboring rice farm under which the liquid seeped hasn’t been harmed.

Environmental Processing Systems LC urged the high court to reverse a September 2012 decision of the Ninth District Court of Appeals that held FPL Farming Ltd. could pursue a trespass claim over a plume...
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