Texas High Court Takes Up Fight Over Water Permits

Law360, Dallas (February 1, 2013, 4:50 PM EST) -- The Texas Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear two consolidated cases in which the state’s environmental agency says it should have the authority to decide who has standing to intervene in water quality permit disputes without a separate evidentiary hearing.

In oral arguments scheduled for Feb. 28, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality will take on the city of Waco and the Bosque River Coalition, both of which sought to intervene in water-quality permit applications filed by two dairies, but were denied after the agency...
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