Texas Landowners Lose Property Rights Case

Texas Supreme Court unanimously rules that a groundwater district did not have to consider the adverse effects on the property owners before limiting the aquifer water they could pump.
February 16, 2002, 5am PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"In a closely watched property rights case, the Texas Supreme Court said Thursday that a groundwater district did not have to consider the adverse effects on the owners of a pecan tree farm before limiting the aquifer water they could pump.In a unanimous opinion, the court found that the Edwards Aquifer Authority was not required to prepare a 'takings impact assessment' under the 1995 Property Rights Act."

Thanks to Dave Waugh

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Published on Friday, February 15, 2002 in The Houston Chronicle

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