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Main Similarities and Differences that Impact Congress’s Decision on the Water Resources Development Act

Have you heard about the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016? Not to be confused with the WRDA of 1974 or WRDA of 1992 – those are just three of 11 WRDAs. All WRDAs are related to water resources needs, but the actual applications are varied among environmental, structural, navigational, flood protection, hydrology, and other needs. The WRDA is revisited approximately every two years and does not designate new money for spending, but authorizes projects for which lawmakers can make spending appropriations in the future.Continue Reading →

Home-Rule City in a Business-Friendly State: Texas Supreme Court Strikes Down Houston’s Air Quality Enforcement

7 Important Milestones of the Clean Water Rule

Five months ago, a federal appeals court issued a nationwide stay of the Clean Water Rule (commonly referred to as the Waters of the U.S or WOTUS rule). The stay will be maintained while the legal battles surrounding it are reviewed by the country’s courts. But, the buzz about this controversial rule didn’t stop there.

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5 Facts You Didn’t Know About the Houston-Conroe Mitigation Bank

The RS&H Tyler office is celebrating an exciting milestone this summer. The Houston-Conroe Mitigation Bank (HCMB) will soon have a signed Mitigation Banking Instrument (MBI) and can begin selling stream mitigation credits for impacts in the greater Houston area.

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Web-based Mapping Application Located Utilities

The City of Chireno has one of the largest natural gas distribution systems in East Texas with approximately 250 miles of pipeline that services approximately 1,600 customers. The City of Chireno Municipal Gas System realized it was down to the last set of paper map books created in the early 1970s.

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