Texas Accused Of Ignoring Water Rights In High Court Case

Law360, Dallas (March 22, 2013, 5:48 PM EDT) -- Oklahoma on Thursday said in a brief to the U.S. Supreme Court that a Texas water district’s fight to pull water from the Oklahoma side of the Red River border has the potential to trample its sovereign rights and create a jurisdictional nightmare for states tangling over shared water resources.

Oklahoma says the history and plain text of a water-sharing compact inked by Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana in 1978 preclude the Tarrant Regional Water District from drawing down its allocation of water from a tributary...
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