Texas Environmental Questions & Answers

Q: What insurance if any covers an acciddently oil spill in my driveway that went into the city drainage down the street ?

1 Answer | Asked in Environmental for Texas on
Answered on Nov 13, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
I do not practice in Texas, but your question remains open for four weeks. Homeowner policies can have exclusions for environmental claims, and auto policies could limit their coverage to matters related to the use and operation of a motor vehicle. You could show your policies to a Texas attorney and ask their opinion as to the limitations of coverage.

Tim Akpinar

Q: I am pretty sure a nearby company is polluting my well water. What are my next steps?

1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas and Environmental for Texas on
Answered on Oct 15, 2018
Aimee Hess' answer
This is not something you can do on your own. You will need to contact an attorney who specializes in these kinds of claims. They will retain engineering experts to investigate the causal connection between the nearby company and your water well. The experts will test your water and attempt to determine if there is "correspondence" between the company's activities and any pollutants found in your well, in other words, whether any pollutants created by this company are actually migrating to your...

Q: How can I prove that my dad's cancer was caused by toxic waste dumps from a nearby oil factory?

2 Answers | Asked in Environmental, Personal Injury and Products Liability for Texas on
Answered on Sep 23, 2018
Aimee Hess' answer
You will need to contact an attorney who specializes in personal injury. They will retain a medical and other experts to investigate the causal connection between the waste and your father's cancer.

Q: What is 15.17 hearing

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Environmental for Texas on
Answered on Nov 29, 2017
Kiele Linroth Pace's answer
It is a reference to Texas Code of Criminal Procedure 15.17 which discusses the procedure for taking an arrested person to a magistrate judge. There was a Texas case called Rothgery v. Gillespie County that went all the way to the United States Supreme Court that is directly on-point with regard to 15.17 so reading about that specific case might be more informative than reading the dry text of the statute.

If you want to read the statute, you can find it here:...

Q: Hi, I would like to find all legislations and regulations related to sludge or cuttings reinjection (for oil industry)

1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas, Environmental and Gov & Administrative Law for Texas on
Answered on Jun 11, 2017
Gregory Andrews Cade's answer
The information on these pages should be useful:

https://www.epa.gov/radiation/tenorm-oil-and-gas-production-wastes

http://www.tenorm.com/regs.htm

Q: Can neighbor back up surface water on my property

1 Answer | Asked in Environmental for Texas on
Answered on May 11, 2012
Maxwell Charles Livingston Esq.'s answer
If it rises to the level of a private or public nuisance, he may not. The governing principle here is that it may not substantially interfere with your use or enjoyment of the land.

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