Texas' Water Rights May Be Endangered

Law360, New York (August 19, 2013, 12:03 PM EDT) -- Water is necessary to life. No ecosystem, or even organism, can survive without certain minimal amounts of the substance. It is also vital to just about every form of human progress — from farming and ranching to organizing into urban centers to the energy revolution born out of the expansion of hydraulic fracturing.

Irrigation and municipal use make up the greatest demands on water use in Texas, followed by manufacturing and steam-generated electricity. Many forms of energy production are water-intensive, with power plants alone currently responsible...
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