Split Texas Panel Gives OK To TCEQ Injection Well Approval

Law360 (May 22, 2019, 9:30 PM EDT) -- A split Texas appeals court on Wednesday upheld a state environmental regulator's approval of an industrial waste disposal facility despite concerns raised late in the process by Texas energy regulators about the project's impact on nearby oil and gas deposits.

In a 2-1 decision, the appeals court upheld a permit issued by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to TexCom Gulf Disposal LLC for the construction of underground injection wells as part of a wastewater disposal facility in Montgomery County. The court rejected concerns about the project's harm to neighboring oil and gas assets brought by nearby residents, Montgomery County and...

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