Texas Utility Dodges Suit Over Water Sold To Nuclear Plant

Law360, Dallas (October 31, 2012, 7:12 PM EDT) -- A Texas appellate court on Wednesday ruled a utility serving central Texas didn’t exceed its power under the state constitution by using water from a major lake near Austin for coal- and nuclear-fired power plants.

The Third Court of Appeals rejected claims that the Lower Colorado River Authority wrongly drained the water supply at Lake Travis for profit and that the board members acted outside their constitutional authority by using and selling the water to power plants, finding that the LCRA and its board members are...
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