FREDERICK, PERALES, ALLMON & ROCKWELL, PC

We are advocates for the natural environment.  We have deep and broad experience with the laws that can safeguard that environment.

The firm represents plaintiffs and protestants with environmental concerns. Over the years, we have done a lot of work related to solid waste, water and air pollution, and endangered species protection.  We have fought incompatible land uses. Our loyalties are not divided: we do not argue one day for waivers/variances and the next, for strict enforcement.  We understand that all legal fights have a political aspect to them.  In a nutshell: we help clients protect their surroundings and wildlife and enjoy a healthy environment, despite the onslaughts of urbanization and modern-day industrialization.
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Parties Rest their Cases in Hearing on LCRA’s Application for Groundwater Permit

We are proud to share the following update from Environmental Stewardship: Pictured: FPAR Attorneys Marisa Perales and Eric Allmon presenting at SOAH We finished the contested case hearing on merits today right at the closing bell. Using the baseball analogy, we had...

April 24th Legislative Hearing

Legislative testimony On April 24th Eric Allmon and Marisa Perales testified at a legislative hearing on behalf of the firm and Texas Center for Policy Studies. Eric spoke about the problems surrounding landfill “placeholder” applications, in which applicants submit...

Post Oak Landfill: Protestants file suit over TCEQ remand

  A collection of landowners and local governments have filed a lawsuit in state district court challenging the failure of  the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to deny the permit application of   Post Oak Clean Green for a new landfill in...

Typical Schedules for Environmental Permitting at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (“TCEQ”)

There are three potential stages to TCEQ permit deliberations:  (1) an application to draft-permit stage, (2) a hearing stage, and (3) a post-hearing/pre-final-order stage.   For the overwhelming majority of permits, there is only stage (1) and a day or so for stage...

Your Local Government May Be Able to Help You

Although the TCEQ is the main regulator of polluters and the main enforcer of pollution permits, you might be surprised at the amount of power your local governments have to inspect permitted facilities to check for problems, to initiate enforcement proceedings...

Court Decision Makes Water Planning More Rational

Our firm recently scored a victory for its clients, Ward Timber and a number of landowners in Northeast Texas,  in the 11th Circuit Texas Court of Appeals.  Texas is divided into a number of water planning regions, and the issue in the case was whether the State had a...