AUSTIN –  The Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Center for the American Future Director Robert Henneke and Center Attorney Joel Stonedale are available to discuss the ruling by U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit to halt Environmental Protection Agency’s “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule.

The Honorable Robert Henneke is the Foundation’s Director of the Center for the American Future. Before joining the Foundation, Robert served as the twice-elected Kerr County Attorney where he fought to protect the community through tough prosecution and brought conservative values to county government. Robert began his legal career serving as an Assistant Attorney General in the General Litigation division under the leadership of Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas and is admitted to practice before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, as well as the Federal District Courts in the Eastern, Western, Northern and Southern Districts of Texas.

Joel Stonedale is an attorney with the Center for the American Future at the Texas Public Policy Foundation and is a licensed attorney in the State of Texas. Before joining the Foundation, Joel clerked for the Honorable Jerry E. Smith of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and was a litigation associate at McKool Smith. Joel graduated with honors from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was a John M. Olin Fellow in Law and Economics.  He received a B.A. in the Plan II Honors Program and a B.S. in biology from the University of Texas at Austin, where was named a Distinguished Scholar and graduated with highest honors. 

To schedule an interview with Mr. Henneke or Mr. Stonedale, please contact Caroline Espinosa at cespinosa@texaspolicy.com or 512-472-2700.

The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit, free-market research institute based in Austin, Texas.

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