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News & Resources
President Trump Announces New Executive Orders to Speed Up Pipeline Construction
April 10, 2019
The White House has announced the President intends to execute two new executive orders that will make it easier for the oil and gas industry to obtain permits for pipeline construction. The executive orders, which will be announced at the International Union of Operating Engineers' International Training and Education Center outside Houston, will each focus on incentivizing private investment in energy infrastructure and streamlining permitting of projects, according to a White House official.
Texas Senate Passes Eminent Domain Reform Bill
April 10, 2019
Senate Bill 421, the omnibus eminent domain reform bill filed by Senator Lois Kolkhorst, has passed the Texas Senate by a vote of 28-3. The bill was opposed by oil and gas interests in the Senate and opposition is expected in the Texas House.
Barron Adler Partners Roy Brandys and Nick Laurent Quoted in Article on Border Wall
March 12, 2019
As part of the Texas Tribune’s ongoing reporting on the border wall project called The Taking, Barron Adler partners Roy Brandys and Nick Laurent were quoted regarding President Trump’s emergency declaration. The article addresses the legal challenges that are expected if the President moves forward with the border wall project using funds from his emergency declaration.
Barron Alder Client Featured in Texas Observer Article
March 11, 2019
The Texas Observer featured an legal battle over claims of contamination on a south Texas ranch. The Texas Observer reports that “massive levels of beryllium and cadmium, both known human carcinogens, have been detected in the water; beryllium at 190 times the safe level and cadmium at 130 times.” The adjacent power plant operator, San Miguel Electric Co-op, who is accused of contaminating the ranch is now seeking to acquire ranch property through the use of eminent domain. Barron Adler lawyers are representing the landowner in connection with the eminent domain matter.