3 Texas Regulatory Fights To Watch In The 2nd Half Of 2015

Law360, Dallas (July 28, 2015, 2:24 PM EDT) -- Texas businesses should expect a streamlined environmental permitting process, but they could see shifts in energy permitting and local oil and gas drilling rules as policy changes made in the 2015 legislative session work their way into final rules, lawyers say.

Here, we preview three areas with regulatory changes to watch.

Streamlined Permit Hearings

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is set to hear debate Aug. 5 on proposed rules putting into place a streamlined process for contested case hearings — the administrative minitrials that can be a major headache for air quality, water quality, waste and underground injection control permit...

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