Texas Fights Ban On Water Permits Following Bird Deaths

Law360, Houston (March 15, 2013, 8:42 PM EDT) -- Texas officials on Friday pushed a federal judge to suspend an order that blames the state’s water management practices for whooping crane deaths and prevents the state from allowing water to be diverted from Central Texas rivers for public and commercial use.

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott filed a motion asking Senior U.S. District Judge Janis Graham Jack to delay enforcement of her order while the state appeals her decision, which he said could cause severe economic harm and impose drastic federal regulations on the farms,...
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