State Bar of Texas Environmental & Natural Resources Law Section

Essentials of Texas Water Resources - 5th Edition

As Texas water experts work toward finding innovative solutions to complicated water challenges, this book continues to be a definitive resource for understanding the history, science, policy, and law of Texas water resources. It is a must-have for anyone working in Texas water, whether you’ve been at it for decades or are just beginning your career. Purchase the book here.

2018 Summer Law Clerk / Internship Program for Law Students

The State Bar of Texas, Environmental & Natural Resources Law Section is sponsoring seven (7) summer internships for students currently in their second year of law school with each of the following: (i) the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, (ii) the Office of the Attorney General (Environmental Protection and Administrative Law Division), (iii) the Railroad Commission of Texas, (iv) the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, (v) the Texas General Land Office, (vi) the Texas Water Development Board, and (vii) the Harris County District Attorney’s Office (Environmental Crimes Division).
Please complete and return ENRLS Internship Application by the November 30, 2017. 
To be eligible for selection for one of the internships, students must submit all of the following:
  1. the completed application form
  2. an unofficial copy of the student’s most current transcript, and
  3. the student’s updated resume.
All three of the above-mentioned documents are required to be submitted for an applicant to be considered. Applications should be submitted by email to

Texas Environmental Law, 2016-2017 ed. (Vols. 45 and 46, Texas Practice Series)

Now available through the Thomson Reuter’s website.

Environmental Law provides an analytical discussion of relevant state and federal legislation and applicable caselaw. Written by more than 40 Texas experts on environmental law, this source offers considerable depth of coverage. Its practice-oriented design enables you to find answers systematically and efficiently. 

It contains an overview of the requirements, liabilities, participants and jurisdictional issues of specific activities, plus practice-oriented insights.

TreeFolks receives $10,000 from ENRLS to reforest Bastrop & Hays Counties

Continuing a partnership that began last year, the Environmental Natural Resources Law Section of the State Bar of Texas provided a $10,000 donation to TreeFolks to support two programs to provide free reforestation services to Central Texas families affected by natural disaster.
The Bastrop County Community Reforestation Project is an ongoing effort to reforest the Lost Pines that were devastated by the historic wildfires of 2011. In partnership with Bastrop County, TreeFolks coordinated the reforestation of the Lost Pines Ecosystem by communicating with landowners, providing education, and providing free trees and planting services to further the reforestation effort on private lands.
The Blanco River Reforestation Program is a four-year partnership between TreeFolks and Hays County to replace riverside forest on the Blanco River that was scraped clean by the 2015 Memorial Day floods. TreeFolks works hand in hand with families affected by the flood by providing free trees, environmental education, and tree planting services. Replacing the riparian forest will be essential to curb future flooding, clean storm water, reduce erosion, replace lost habitat and increase aquifer recharge. The donation from the Environmental Natural Resources Law Section facilitated reforestation for over 100 families on the Blanco River during the 2016-17 planting season, with more planting work to continue in the future.
In 2017, TreeFolks celebrated the planting of 2.2 million native loblolly pine seedlings to 437 families. The donation from the Environmental Natural Resources Law Section closed a critical funding gap for last year, allowing TreeFolks to complete the planting cycle of over 370,000 trees that year alone.

TELJ Announces Recipient of Jimmy Alan Hall Student Note Award

Jimmy Alan Hall congratulates award winner Ashleigh Acevedo as current EIC Lyn Clancy applauds.

ENRLS Chair, Jean Flores, and Jimmy Alan Hall, enjoy the annual TELJ banquet.
On April 9, 2015, representatives from our Section participated in the annual banquet of the Texas Environmental Law Journal (TELJ) students from the University of Texas School of Law. Since 2012, TELJ has presented a Student Note Award created by the ENRLS in honor of past Editor-In-Chief, Jimmy Alan Hall. Current Editor-In-Chief, Lyn Clancy announced that the recipient of the Jimmy Allan Hall Student Note Award is Ms. Ashleigh Acevedo. Ms. Acevado, a third year law student, also served as the student Editor-In-Chief of the TELJ during the past year. Ms. Acevado's name will be added to a plaque at the UT Law School.

ENRLS Announces Winners of Buck Wynne Scholarships
The Section awards the Buck J. Wynne Memorial scholarship at each of the State's law schools for the high grading student in introductory environmental law classes. The scholarship award is $1,000. The Committee coordinates the scholarship program with the law schools.


Alexandra Gioiello
Baylor University
School of Law

Andrea Seffens
Baylor University
School of Law

Douglas McVey
St. Mary's University 
School of Law

Karey E. Sopchak
South Texas
College of Law

Henrick Stand
Texas A&M University
School of Law

Gregory Cotton
Texas Tech University
School of Law

Reem Haikal
Thurgood Marshall
School of Law

Denisse Vergara Miller
Thurgood Marshall
School of Law

Olivia Mora
University of Texas
School of Law

Alexandra Trujillo
University of Texas
Law Center

Nicholas Pohl
University of Houston
Law Center

Superconference Registration is Now Closed

Email to be put on a waitlist. 
Go to superconference information page


The 2018 Superconference will be the 30th Annual Texas Environmental Superconference – with a special Texas theme. The Conference will be held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin on Thursday and Friday, August 2-3, 2018. There will be a Wednesday Evening Program on August 1, 2018.

If you have information that could lead to the publication of great journal content, please contact: Lyn Clancy, Editor-in-Chief, at

New ENRLS Member Benefit: View Interviews With Texas Judges

The Section is pleased to present From the Bench: Judicial Perspectives on Environmental/Administrative Cases, a series of insightful, practice-oriented judicial interviews conducted by Ron Beal, Baylor Law School Professor Beal and Author, Texas Administrative Practice and Procedure. These videos are available for ENRLS Members to view online at no charge. CLE credit is available for a nominal fee. Members click here>>

Nonmembers may view these videos and receive CLE credit, or become a member to view the videos at no charge. Nonmembers, click here for more information>>

Become a Texas Green Star Certified Law Firm!

Certify your law office under the State Bar of Texas Green Star Program. This program is designed to challenge Texas law offices to become better environmental and energy stewards by participating in the ABA-EPA Law Office Climate Challenge. Learn more and apply for certification >>
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