During the Texas Water Conservation Association (TWCA) Fall Conference, Jackson Walker partner Leonard H. Dougal participated in a panel discussion on emerging trends at the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) on wholesale water rates, cost of service, and PUC actions to change retail water service areas. Included was a discussion on denial water complaints and the split in agency oversight of water matters between the PUCT and Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).
Held on October 18, 2018, the panel included Lauren Kalisek, Lloyd Gosselink Rochelle & Townsend, P.C.; Howard Slobodin, Trinity River Authority of Texas; and Paul Terrill, The Terrill Firm, P.C. For information regarding water rates, visit the Public Utility Commission of Texas’ Water and Sewer Utilities and Get The Facts pages.
Austin partner Leonard H. Dougal represents a diverse group of clients in complex permitting and water matters, including energy companies involved in shale development, power generation companies, real estate developers, and special utility districts. He is also active in water quality issues where he represents mining and energy companies, developers, and agricultural operators in Clean Water Act permit and compliance matters. A Chambers USA-ranked attorney in Texas for environmental matters, Leonard is a sought-after speaker at bar and continuing legal education seminars regarding emerging water law issues. He also co-authored of two chapters in the treatise on Texas water law, The Essentials of Texas Water Resources.