Texas Justices Won't Hear Sierra Club Suit Over Waste Permit

By Alex Wolf (October 9, 2015, 7:28 PM EDT) -- The Texas Supreme Court said Friday it will not take up the Sierra Club's case challenging rulings that it was not entitled to a trial-like hearing before the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality over its grant of a radioactive waste disposal permit.

The bid for state high court review came in response to the Sierra Club's previous unsuccessful challenges to state appeals court decisions that leave intact rulings that effectively block the organization's administrative challenge to permits issued by TCEQ to a hazardous waste disposal site in West Texas owned by Waste Control Specialists Inc. that the group claimed poses environmental...

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