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

We were changing oil on my sons truck in the driveway. placed the oil in a container you buy at autozone or oreily auto. We left it under the truck and had a heavy downpour of rain the next couple of days. Not knowing that the rain either knocked the container over or filled up the container and... Read more »

Timur Akpinar answered on Nov 13, 2018

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... Read more »

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

Aimee Hess answered on Oct 15, 2018

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... Read more »

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

Aimee Hess answered on Sep 23, 2018

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.

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Q: What is 15.17 hearing

Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Nov 29, 2017

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... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas, Environmental and Gov & Administrative Law for Texas on

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

Both federal laws and state laws?

Gregory Andrews Cade answered on Jun 11, 2017

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

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Q: Can neighbor back up surface water on my property

Maxwell Charles Livingston Esq. answered on May 11, 2012

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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