Texas' Latest Water Woes May Push Lawmakers To Action

Law360, Dallas (August 27, 2012, 7:30 PM EDT) -- Severe drought, a booming population and ramped up energy production may finally force Texas lawmakers to address the state's water shortage this session by funding water infrastructure developments or incentivizing conservation, experts say.

The state, still recovering from 2011's worst recorded dry spell in its history, is projected to lose about 10 percent of its existing water supply by 2060, while demand is projected to increase by 22 percent, according to the Texas Water Development Board's 50-year plan for how to fix the water problem. The...
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