5th Circ. Asked To Nix Water Permit Ban Following Bird Deaths

Law360, Houston (March 21, 2013, 5:17 PM EDT) -- Texas officials on Wednesday asked the Fifth Circuit 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 requested that the Fifth Circuit to delay enforcement of Senior U.S. District Judge Janis Graham Jack’s order while the state appeals the decision, which he said poses a "substantial threat" to farmers, ranchers and communities along the Guadalupe and...
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