Elizabeth High

About Elizabeth High

Liz is as an environmental specialist and Geographic Information System (GIS) analyst in the San Antonio office. She has over six years of experience in environmental compliance consulting and permitting with an emphasis on GIS and spatial analysis.

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

By |2018-11-02T08:23:20+00:00October 20th, 2016|Tags: , , , , |

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, [...]

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

By |2018-11-02T08:26:12+00:00May 26th, 2016|Tags: , |

Last month, the State of Texas was forced to choose between its business-friendly values and a controversial example of its independent home-rule history. The business community won. In an 8-1 ruling on April 29, 2016, the Texas Supreme Court struck down the City of Houston’s right to enforce its own air quality rules [...]

7 Important Milestones of the Clean Water Rule

By |2018-11-02T08:29:57+00:00March 8th, 2016|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]

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

By |2018-11-02T08:36:52+00:00April 27th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , |

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. Located in Splendora, Texas, approximately 25 miles northeast of Houston, the HCMB will be [...]

Web-based Mapping Application Located Utilities

By |2018-11-02T08:37:27+00:00April 24th, 2015|Tags: , , , |

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. The City [...]

Texas State Water Bill May Fund $25 Billion for Projects

By |2018-11-02T08:42:26+00:00April 15th, 2014|Tags: , , , |

The Texas State Water Bill (HB 4) has been signed into law authorizing $2 billion in spending on water related projects and could ultimately fund more than $25 billion. HB 4 was signed into law in May 2013 by Governor Rick Perry in an effort to fund long-term water resources projects. The law [...]

Tyler Office Team

By |2018-11-02T08:43:27+00:00January 22nd, 2014|Tags: , , , , |

RS&H has 80 associates in Texas (architects, engineers, planners, and environmental specialists) in five offices, including Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, Houston, and Tyler. In this issue, we have chosen to highlight a few that specialize in environmental services, including Tyler’s new office leader. Neil Boitnott has been with the Tyler office since June 2012 [...]

Exploring New Horizons

By |2018-11-02T08:44:43+00:00January 5th, 2014|Tags: , , , , |

The RS&H Tyler, Texas, office associates' New Year's resolutions for 2014 focused on increasing personal and industry knowledge, while sharing their expertise with others in their community. To achieve their goals, they participated in a variety of activities and training. With January already moving by more quickly than they could've imagined, the Tyler, [...]

Executive Orders to Reduce Carbon Pollution

By |2018-11-02T08:50:48+00:00July 25th, 2013|Tags: , , |

Whether or not carbon pollution significantly contributes to climate change is open for discussion and interpretation. That debate occurs every day around the water cooler, and everyone has their own opinion. On June 25, 2013, President Obama delivered a speech about carbon pollution in regards to his Climate Action Plan. Is the plan [...]