Edwards Aquifer Authority and the State of Texas v. Burrell Day and Joel McDaniel,

Texas Supreme Court Sides with Landowners in Landmark Water Case

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AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 24 (LID) – Texas landowners could be entitled to compensation if regulatory barriers limit access to their land’s underground water supplies, the state Supreme Court unanimously ruled Friday.

The high court held that property owners have ownership interest in water beneath their land, but found that regulations are needed to protect and preserve what can be a very scarce resource at times.

From Law & Industry Daily

http://legalnewsgroup.com/2012/02/24/texas-landowners-prevail-in-water-case/6189

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Published In: Environmental Updates, Zoning, Planning & Land Use Updates

Reference Info:Decision | State, 5th Circuit, Texas | United States