5th Circ. Blocks Water Permit Ban Following Bird Deaths

Law360, Houston (March 26, 2013, 8:08 PM EDT) -- The Fifth Circuit on Tuesday suspended 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.

In a two-page ruling, the Fifth Circuit granted requests by the state of Texas and the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority to delay enforcement of Senior U.S. District Judge Janis Graham Jack’s order while it appeals the decision, which the state has described as a "substantial threat" to farmers, ranchers...
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