State Bar of Texas Environmental & Natural Resources Law Section
Texas Environmental Law Journal
The purpose of the Texas Environmental Law Journal is to provide members of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Section of the State Bar of Texas and the public with legal articles and recent development columns on relevant environmental and natural resources law issues. The Journal also provides new of Section activities and other events pertaining to this area of law. The Journal is the leading source for articles on Texas environmental and natural resources law.

The most recent issue of the Journal features a detailed and national overview of the current status of permitting of greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act as well as an article focused on Texas’ groundwater conservation districts’ enforcement authority. Our student notes this issue provide insights into legal and policy issues associated with oceanic garbage and review the effectiveness of the federal government’s recent efforts to incentivize clean energy technology.

The Journal is available on-line to Section members. The Environmental Law Journal articles date back to 1977. Section members, access the Texas Environmental Law Journal here!

If you are not a Section member, but would like to subscribe to the The Environmental Law Journal click here.

The Texas Environmental Law Journal is an official publication of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Section of the State Bar of Texas and is published jointly with the University of Texas School of Law’s Texas Environmental Law Journal. In 1990, the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Section reached an agreement with this student organization at the University of Texas School of Law to co-produce the Journal as the Texas Environmental Law Journal. The students’ involvement began with the summer issue in 1990. For the rest of the Journal Staff>>

(The opinions expressed in the Journal are solely the opinions of the respective authors and are not the opinions of the School of Law, or the University of Texas School of Law’s Texas Environmental Law Journal.)

Environmental & Natural Resources Law Section

Lyn Clancy
PO Box 220, Mailstop H-429
Austin, Texas 78767-0220
(512) 578-3378 

Associate Editor for Production
Tabetha Jaske
PO Box 220, Mailstop H-429
Austin, Texas 78767-0220
(512) 578-2359


Air Quality
John B. Turney 
816 Congress Ave., Suite 1200 
Austin, Texas 78701-2672
(512) 476-0005

Casenotes - Federal
David J. Klein
PO Box 1725
Austin, Texas 78767-1725
(512) 322-5818

Casenotes - State
Howard S. Slobodin
PO Box 60
Arlington, Texas 76004-0060
(817) 467-4343

Natural Resources
Aileen M. Hooks 
98 San Jacinto Blvd., Ste. 1500
Austin, Texas 78701-4078
(512) 322-2616

Joshua D. Katz
3711 S. Mopac, Bldg. 1, Suite 300
Austin, Texas 78746
(512) 472-8021

Solid Waste
Ali Abazari
100 Congress Ave., Ste. 1100
Austin, Texas 78701-4042
(512) 236-2239

Washington Update
Michael Weller
Bracewell & Giuliani, LLP
2000 K Street NW​, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20006-1809
(​202) 828-5812

Water Quality & Utilities
Emily Rogers
3711 S. Mopac, Bldg. 1, Suite 300
Austin, Texas 78746
(512) 472-8021

Water Rights
Shana Horton
Smiley Law Firm, P.C.
6000 Shepherd Mountain Cove, #2107
Austin, Texas 78730
​​(512) 573-3670


Steven Alford
Alee Allen
Jon Almanza
Alejandra Avila
Jayanth Balakrishna
Erik Combs
Ben Deninger
Michah Fernandes
Kristin Garrett
Alex Gilbert
Gabby Gonzalez
Monica Hughes
Merrill Jones 
Angela Lipscomb
Cassie McCrae
Grant Margeson
Evan Monez
David Munden
Julie Patel
Matt Pierce
Lia Powers
Samia Rogers
Stephanie Trinh
Catherine Wagner
Sarah Wells
Austin Whitmore
Darrin Wyatt
Interested in Submitting an Article?
The Journal solicits articles from authors on environmental and natural resources subjects that will assist Texas environmental and natural resource law practitioners and develop the advancement of environmental and natural resource law.

If you are interested in submitting an article, please contact:

1. Student Lead Articles Editor (; or

2. Editor-in-Chief (

The Journal will consider for publication any articles from practitioners, judges, academics, policymakers, and others that are relevant and useful to practitioners in the environmental and natural resources law arena. Manuscripts should be submitted via email to the Solicitations Attorney Editor, Student Lead Articles Editor, or Editor-in-Chief at the addresses shown above.

If the Journal accepts a manuscript for publication, the author must provide a copy in electronic format (Microsoft Word) with no pre-defined embedded coding or styles. If a manuscript includes graphics, please provide as separate files, preferably JPEG, PDF, or TIFF files. Graphics should be grayscale and at a resolution of at least 300dpi. The manuscript should be typed and double-spaced, with footnotes. Citations should conform to the most recent editions of The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation and the Texas Rules of Form.

If you desire the Journal to return any printed manuscript, please provide a postage prepaid, self-addressed envelope with the manuscript.

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