High Court Seeks DOJ's Take On Texas-Okla. Water Fight

Law360, New York (April 2, 2012, 1:24 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court asked the federal government Monday to weigh in on a Texas water district's claims that Oklahoma violated a multistate compact by passing laws to hinder water exports, a case that could affect interstate water arrangements across the U.S.

The Tarrant Regional Water District, which serves nearly 2 million people in north-central Texas, sought the high court review after the Tenth Circuit sided with the Oklahoma Water Resources Board and Oklahoma Water Conservation Storage Commission in September.

The TRWD argued in its petition...
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