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RAILROAD COMMISSION OF TEXAS AND PIONEER EXPLORATION, LTD. v. TEXAS CITIZENS FOR A SAFE FUTURE AND CLEAN WATER AND JAMES G. POPP

Oral argument was held on April 14, 2010. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on March 11, 2011. It then denied rehearing on May 27, 2011 File Closed

In the news...

Tracking 7 articles about this case.

September 19, 2011

Frack Attack: Oil and Gas Caseload Gushes as Supreme Court Backlog Trickles Out

from Texas Lawyer

The article also mentions:
  • BETTY YVON LESLEY, ET AL. v. VETERANS LAND BOARD OF THE STATE OF TEXAS, ET AL.
  • The Court has issued opinions:

    April 27, 2011

    Supreme Court of Texas Reverses Appeals Court in Oil and Gas Waste Injection Well Permitting Case

    from Energy Law Blog

    April 11, 2011

    Supreme Court rules on 'public interest' for injection well applications

    from International Law Office

    March 11, 2011

    An important opinion about agency deference in Texas [Mar. 11, 2011]

    from SCOTXblog

    March 11, 2011

    Texas Supreme Court upholds Railroad Commission’s view of public interest

    from Austin American-Statesman

    May 29, 2010

    Wise County group's 5-year fight over disposal well goes to state Supreme Court

    from Fort Worth Star-Telegram

    March 12, 2010

    Opinions in 8 cases; 6 new grants for the April argument calendar [orders of Mar. 12, 2010]

    from SCOTXblog

    This article also mentions 9 other cases.

    Opinions

    March 11, 2011

    Guzman
    Hecht
    Wainwright
    Medina
    Green
    Johnson

    Justice Guzman delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Justice Hecht, Justice Wainwright, Justice Medina, Justice Green, and Justice Johnson joined. PDF

    Jefferson
    Willett
    Lehrmann

    Chief Justice Jefferson delivered an opinion concurring in the judgment, in which Justice Willett and Justice Lehrmann joined. PDF

     

    Court of Appeals

    Appellate District:3rd Court of Appeals
    Outcome Below:Aff/Pt and Rev & Rem/Pt
    COA Docket No.:03-07-00025-CV
    Opinion Author:Honorable Diane M. Henson

    Trial Court

    Trial Court:126th District Court
    County:Travis
    Trial Judge:Honorable Gisela Danette Triana
    Trial Docket:D-1-GN-06-001303

    Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

    Docket Entries

    Date Event Outcome  
    2011-07-12 Case Stored  
    2011-05-27 Motion for Rehearing - Disposed Denied
    2011-05-27 Mandate issued  
    2011-05-09 Notice from Counsel of a change in address  
    2011-04-18 Motion for Rehearing  
    2011-04-18 Case forwarded to Court
    2011-04-18 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
    2011-04-18 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
    2011-03-22 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
    2011-03-22 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
    2011-03-11 Opinion issued Court of Appeals' judgment reversed & judgment rendered
    2011-03-11 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
    2011-03-11 Concurring Opinion issued. Issued
    2011-03-11 Opinion issued   Issued
      This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between June 9, 2010 and March 11, 2011.  
    2010-06-09 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
    2010-06-09 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
      This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between April 14, 2010 and June 9, 2010.  
    2010-04-14 Oral argument  
    2010-04-14 Oral argument  
    2010-03-23 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
    2010-03-22 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
    2010-03-18 Address Change  
    2010-03-16 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
    2010-03-12 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
    2010-03-12 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
    2010-03-12 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
    2010-03-12 Petition for Review granted
    2010-03-12 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
    2010-03-12 Petition for Review granted
      This case was pending on merits briefs between August 14, 2009 and March 12, 2010.  
    2009-08-14 Reply Brief  
    2009-08-14 Reply Brief  
    2009-07-28 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
    2009-07-28 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
    2009-07-24 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
    2009-07-23 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
    2009-07-09 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
    2009-06-04 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
    2009-06-03 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
    2009-05-20 Brief on the Merits  
    2009-05-18 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
    2009-05-15 Brief on the Merits  
    2009-05-14 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
    2009-04-14 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
    2009-04-13 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
    2009-04-13 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
    2009-04-09 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
    2009-03-13 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
    2009-03-13 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
    2009-03-11 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
    2009-03-11 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
    2009-03-11 Designation of Lead Counsel  
    2009-03-09 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
    2009-02-18 Case Record Filed  
    2009-02-17 Record Requested in Petition for Review
    2009-02-13 Brief on the Merits Requested  
      This case was waiting for a decision about briefing or a possible grant between December 19, 2008 and February 13, 2009.  
    2008-12-19 Reply to Response  
    2008-12-04 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
    2008-11-04 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
    2008-11-04 Address Change  
    2008-10-29 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
    2008-10-22 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
    2008-09-05 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
    2008-08-29 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
    2008-08-19 Case forwarded to Court
    2008-08-19 Case forwarded to Court
    2008-08-18 Response Waiver filed  
    2008-08-12 Description of document returned to Supreme Court  
    2008-08-07 Appendix Filed (Petitioner)  
    2008-08-07 Petition for Review #2  
    2008-08-07 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
    2008-08-07 Appendix Filed (Petitioner)  
    2008-07-03 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review #2 filed  
    2008-07-03 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
    2008-06-24 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
    2008-06-23 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  

    Parties

    Party Counsel Role
    Railroad Commission of Texas
    Mr. C. Andrew Weber
    Mr. James C. Ho
    Mr. David S. Morales
    Mr. Daniel L. Geyser
    Ms. Barbara Bryant Deane
    Honorable Kent C. Sullivan
    Ms. Jeffee L. Palmer
    Mr. George Thomas Bohl
    Mr. David Preister
    Mr. Jeffrey L. Rose
    Attorney General Greg W. Abbott
    Petitioner
    Pioneer Exploration, Ltd.
    Mr. David B. Gross
    Petitioner
    Texas Citizens for a Safe Future and Clean Water
    Ms. Marisa Perales
    Mr. David Frederick
    Respondent

    Amici Curiae

    Amicus Curiae Counsel
    Pinnergy, Ltd.
    Mr. Mark A Mayfield
    Texas Water Conservation Association
    Mr. Edmond R. McCarthy Jr.
    Texas Pipeline Association
    Mr. Patrick Joseph Pearsall
    Texas Oil & Gas Assoc.
    Mr. W. Timothy George
    Ms. Karen L. Watkins
    Texas Association of Realtors
    Mr. Gabriel Enrique Lopez
    ...
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