Cumulative Subject Index
AG Opinions 1990-Present

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NATURAL RESOURCES
Edwards Aquifer Authority, rule-making powers, authority to promulgate a rule prohibiting the granting of permits and contracts to recharge facilities built before September 1, 1993; authority to specify an action that constitutes an "unreasonable denial"GA-0708
Groundwater conservation district, application of exemption for "public water supply wells" to well drilled and capped but not put into production until after statutory deadlineGA-0072
Long Island is located within the Laguna Madre and is not "an island bordering the Gulf of Mexico"GA-0107
Oyster-bed leases, terms and conditionsJC-0237
Pesticide applicator license, determination of what exclusions from coverage are acceptable in bonds or insurance policies for requires determination of fact questions by Department of AgricultureLO90-017
Purchase of groundwater, whether a contract for, that does not entitle the Red River Authority to drill for and produce groundwater nevertheless conveys a "groundwater right" such that it must be approved by the commissioners court in a county without a groundwater conservation district is a question that can only be answered by reference to the particular contract at issueGA-1049
Resource conservation and development council, status as charitable organizationDM-0402
Antiquities
Legal custodian of artifacts removed before 1969 from lands owned by state or political subdivision of state, circumstances under which Texas Historical Commission isJC-0465
Ownership of artifacts removed before and after 1969 from lands owned by state or political subdivision of stateJC-0465
Real property subject to Antiquities Code, whether planned unit developments, taxing districts, and municipal utility districts are political subdivisionsLO94-076
Energy
Building energy efficiency performance standards enforceable in unincorporated areas of state on September 1, 2001JC-0457
Electricity, school district may not participate in political subdivision corporation established to aggregate political subdivisions' purchase of electricity if contract valued at $25,000 or more in the aggregate for a twelve-month periodJC-0492
Energy savings performance contract, school district may enter only in accordance with Education Code section 44.901GA-0100
Fuels, including natural gas, used to generate electricity in deregulated industry, Railroad Commission not charged with initiating program to keep costs lowJC-0408
Mineral Estates and Interests
Municipality's lease of its mineral property, subchapter A, chapter 71 of Natural Resources Code irreconcilably conflicts with section 253.005 of Local Government Code; section 253.005 is the more specific enactment and prevailsGA-0441
Oil and Gas
Lower Colorado River Authority, mineral interests of exempt from taxation if held for use and benefit of publicDM-0078
Municipality's lease of its mineral property, subchapter A, chapter 71 of Natural Resources Code irreconcilably conflicts with section 253.005 of Local Government Code; section 253.005 prevails as it is the more specific enactmentGA-0441
Oil and gas royalties received for depletion of highway rights-of-way that state acquired using funds dedicated by article VIII, section 7-a of the Texas Constitution, disposition ofDM-0370
Oil Field Cleanup Fund can be used to remediate commercial disposal sites to the extent a site is contaminated with oil and gas wastes, or other substances or materials within the jurisdiction of the Texas Railroad CommissionGA-0294
Pooled gas unit covering two taxing districts, taxation of royalty interests based on location of real property to which interests appertain rather than location of wellDM-0490
Targeting a specific industry for permitting requirements and fees not applicable to other industries could run afoul of the Equal Protection Clauses of the Texas and United States Constitutions unless something about the industry makes it uniquely deserving of special permitting requirementsGA-1013
Working interest in an oil and gas lease appertaining to surface property that crosses a county line, each county must separately determine the market value to the interest only as it pertains to surface property located in the county according to acceptedJC-0436
Revised: June 08, 2012