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Edwards Aquifer

Edwards Aquifer Authority v. Day

The Texas Supreme Court held that landowners have an ownership interest in the water beneath their property that cannot be taken for public use without adequate compensation under the Texas Constitution. The Texas courts have long...

Sierra Club v. Glickman

The court holds that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) violated Endangered Species Act (ESA) §7(a)(1) by failing to consult with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) in carrying out endangered species conservation programs...

Quick v. Austin, City of

The court holds that a local water quality control ordinance applicable within the city of Austin and in its extraterritorial jurisdiction is valid under Texas law. The ordinance, which was enacted through the city's initiative and...

Sierra Club v. San Antonio, City of

The court holds that the state of Texas met the requirements for intervention as of right in various capacities in an action where an environmental group brought suit under the Endangered Species Act to enjoin various parties who pump...

Sierra Club v. San Antonio, City of

The court vacates a preliminary injunction that imposed limitations on the withdrawal of water from an aquifer to conserve endangered and threatened species. The court holds that plaintiff-appellee environmental group failed to meet the...

Sierra Club v. Glickman

The court grants a farmers' association and the state of Texas intervention as of right under Fed. R. Civ. P. 24(a)(2) in a citizen suit alleging that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) failure to establish water conservation...