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Hydraulic Fracturing is in use in Texas and taking place in several different shale formations throughout the state.
Coastal Oil and Gas v. Garza Energy Trust
The Supreme Court of Texas held that the rule of capture precludes royalty interest owners from recovering damages on a trespass claim.
FPL Farming v. Environmental Processing Systems
The Supreme Court of Texas held that issuance of a permit authorizing wastewater injections that could extend to the landowner's property does not shield operator from possible tort claims related to the injections.
Has primary authority over the oil and gas industry in Texas.