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Category: Water Rights Texas

06/05 9:00 am

(Houston) – June 5, 2017 – Note from the Editor

Will TCEQ choose to incorporate regulatory self-discipline into their lives on Wednesday . . . or choose the path of business as (more…)

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05/30 9:30 am

(Houston) – May 30, 2017 – Letter from the Editor –

Do the TCEQ Commissioners have the courage to tell staff they are wrong when it comes to the need to simplify the regulatory system (more…)

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05/26 10:42 am

(Houston) – May 26, 2017

Trump’s formal budget cuts EPA spending by 30 percent.

$8.2 billion is eliminated.

Over 3,000 staff . . . gone.

Less Money to TCEQ

Less money will (more…)

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05/19 10:59 am

(Houston) May 19, 2017

The TCEQ Chief Clerk today set June 7th as the date that TCEQ Commissioners will decide whether to begin a concerted effort to move in the direction of simplifying (more…)

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05/15 7:01 pm

Decision to begin decreasing rather than increasing the complexity and size of the Texas environmental regulatory system is now less than 30 days away

(Houston) – May 15, 2017

TCEQ (more…)

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05/01 10:29 pm

(Houston) – May 1, 2017

Letters from then sitting Mayor Bill White and TCEQ Chairman Kathleen Hartnett White to Congressman Barton in support of TCEQ Commissioner Candidate Jed Anderson’s (more…)

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05/01 5:40 pm

May 1, 2017 (Houston)

James SmithBy James Smith – “Environmental Alert” (Schirrmeister, Diaz-Arrastia, Brem LLP)

Based largely on a determination that ExxonMobil received a multi-million dollar benefit (more…)

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04/27 9:44 am

(Houston) – April 27, 2017

The ExxonMobil Baytown facility yesterday received a $20 million judgment largely based on publicly available information provided in Title V deviation reports (more…)

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04/21 4:48 pm

TCEQ Commissioner candidate is getting to work—even before he starts the job

TCEQ today published Anderson’s petition to begin simplifying TCEQ requirements

(Houston) – April 21, 2017

Jed (more…)

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04/18 12:47 pm

April 18, 2017 (Houston)

James SmithBy James Smith – “Environmental Alert” (Schirrmeister, Diaz-Arrastia, Brem LLP)

Email exchanges can create binding contracts, even when a formal document (which (more…)

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