In December, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion in Texas v. New Mexico, a water law dispute involving the Pecos River. Texas Ag Law Blog’s Tiffany Dowell Lashmet talks water law, and what the Supreme Court’s decision could mean for landowners. REad more at Texas Ag Law … Read More

Register today for an online seminar on Oct. 8 designed to engage a broad constituency of Big Bend community members to better inform them on recent energy projections, potential impacts on communities and conservation values, and to develop creative strategies to conserve the unique resources and communities of the … Read More

Among other rulings, court finds groundwater districts do not have immunity from suits for takings
By Katrina Huffstutler

It’s a tale older than time: landowner vs. municipality in a long-fought battle for rights. But in one modern day version, the story didn’t end at city hall or the county courthouse. Anthony Fazzino … Read More

The 2015 WOTUS rule is dead! The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers Thursday issued the final rule to scrap the 2015 Waters of the United States rule. TSCRA leaders and staff will continue to engage with the EPA and Army Corps on the rewrite. A revised … Read More

The Trump Administration is on the verge of fully repealing and replacing the disastrous 2015 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, but they need to hear from you! Next Monday, April 15, is the deadline to file public comments on the replacement for the 2015 WOTUS rule. Make … Read More

The 86th Texas Legislative Session officially reached the halfway mark Monday. An ever-greater number of bills are being set for hearings in House and Senate committees. Negotiations on an eminent domain reform package brought by Sen. Lois Kolkhorst (R-Brenham) intensified this week with extensive meetings between leaders of landowner organizations … Read More

A major issue with regard to the scope of the Clean Water Act is popping up in courtrooms across the United States. Are point source discharges into groundwater, that eventually reach a “water of the United States”, within the scope of the Clean Water Act’s jurisdiction? This issue is … Read More

AAs
more oil and gas facilities come online in the Coastal Bend, the city
and port of Corpus — and a handful of private companies — are planning
to build a bevy of seawater desalination plants. -The Texas Tribune Read more… 

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. Every election is important, but this year’s may be the most pivotal of our lifetime! This week TSCRA staff and leaders helped host an eminent domain landowner meeting in Fredericksburg, met with representatives from the Texas Water Development Board and EPA and to … Read More

AUSTIN — The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association and Texas Farm Bureau today announced their support of HB 3028 to provide regulatory certainty for groundwater ownership rights. The bill, authored by Representative DeWayne Burns (R-Cleburne), addresses the state’s water priorities while protecting private property rights guaranteed under the Texas … Read More