Texas Supreme Court Applies Accommodation Doctrine to Groundwater

2016-11-23T15:01:51+00:00

In a decision issued on May 27, 2016 the Texas Supreme Court ruled that Texas' “accommodation doctrine” should also apply to groundwater, in addition to oil and gas. The accommodation doctrine requires mineral owners — considered the dominant estate — to accommodate the surface owner’s existing use of the land if at all possible. While it [...]