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No. 18-0128
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TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY AND RICHARD A. HYDE, P.E., EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY v. BRAZOS VALLEY ENERGY, LLC; HAYS ENERGY, LLC; ENNIS POWER CO., LLC; MIDLOTHIAN ENERGY, LLC; WISE COUNTY POWER CO., LLC; FREEPORT ENERGY CENTER, LLC; FREESTONE POWER GENERATION, LLC; AND TENASKA GATEWAY PARTNERS, LTD.

A petition was filed on March 26, 2018. Oral argument was held on January 24, 2019. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on May 3, 2019.

Opinion

May 3, 2019

Lehrmann
Hecht
Green
Boyd
Devine
Brown
Blacklock
Busby

Justice Lehrmann delivered the opinion of the Court. PDF

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:3rd Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Reverse & Remand
COA Docket No.:03-16-00694-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Melissa Young Goodwin

Trial Court

Trial Court:98th District Court
County:Travis
Trial Judge:Honorable Rhonda G. Hurley
Trial Docket:D-1-GN-14-004471

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Upcoming

Date Event  
2019-06-10 Motion for rehearing due to be filed.

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
  This case has been waiting for a possible rehearing motion.  
2019-05-16 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2019-05-16 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2019-05-16 Correction to Motion  
2019-05-03 Opinion issued   Court of appeals' judgment affirmed
2019-05-03 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between February 4, 2019 and May 3, 2019.  
2019-02-04 Post submission brief filed (Petitioner)  
2019-02-04 Post submission brief filed (Petitioner)  
2019-01-24 Oral argument  
2019-01-22 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Respondent)  
2018-12-14 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2018-11-29 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2018-11-16 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2018-11-16 Petition for Review granted
2018-11-16 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2018-11-09 Substitution of Counsel  
2018-10-16 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2018-10-01 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2018-09-05 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2018-09-05 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2018-08-20 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2018-07-20 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2018-07-19 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2018-06-18 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2018-06-18 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2018-06-12 Case Record Filed  
2018-06-01 Record Requested in Petition for Review  
2018-05-25 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2018-04-25 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2018-04-24 Case forwarded to Court
2018-04-20 Response Waiver filed  
2018-04-19 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2018-03-26 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2018-03-07 Motion to Consolidate disposed   Filing granted
2018-03-07 Cases consolidated by Supreme Court  
2018-03-05 Motion to Consolidate filed  
2018-02-15 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  
2018-02-15 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Wise County Power Co., LLC
Mr. Whitney Louis Swift
Mr. Kevin Dow Collins
Respondent
Freestone Power Generation, LLC
Ms. Susan A. Kidwell
Ms. Elizabeth E. Mack
Mr. Geoffrey R. Polma
Respondent
Freeport Energy Center, LLC
Mr. Geoffrey R. Polma
Ms. Susan A. Kidwell
Ms. Elizabeth E. Mack
Respondent
Ennis Power Co., LLC
Mr. Kevin Dow Collins
Mr. Whitney Louis Swift
Respondent
Midlothian Energy LLC
Mr. Kevin Dow Collins
Mr. Whitney Louis Swift
Respondent
Tenaska Gateway Partners Ltd.
Mr. Thomas A. Countryman
Mr. Edward Kliewer III
Respondent
Hays Energy, LLC
Mr. Kevin Dow Collins
Mr. Whitney Louis Swift
Respondent
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Mr. James Edward Davis
Mr. Brantley David Starr
Mr. Daniel C. Wiseman
Mr. Jeffrey C. Mateer
Atty. Gen. W. Kenneth Paxton Jr.
Ms. Priscilla M. Hubenak
Ms. Amy Davis
Petitioner
Richard A. Hyde, P.E., Executive Director of The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Mr. James Edward Davis
Mr. Brantley David Starr
Mr. Jeffrey C. Mateer
Atty. Gen. W. Kenneth Paxton Jr.
Ms. Priscilla M. Hubenak
Mr. Daniel C. Wiseman
Ms. Amy Davis
Petitioner
Brazos Valley Energy, LLC
Mr. Geoffrey R. Polma
Ms. Elizabeth E. Mack
Ms. Susan A. Kidwell
Respondent

Amici Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Texas Association of School Administrators
Bradley Domangue
Mr. David B. Hodgins
Jessica Witte
Texas Association of School Boards Legal Assistance Fund
Jessica Witte
Bradley Domangue
Mr. David B. Hodgins
Harris County Appraisal District
Mr. Robert Preisler Jr.
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