Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Texas-NM Water Fight

Law360, Houston (January 29, 2014, 3:14 PM EST) -- Texas officials said Wednesday that the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to greenlight a suit against New Mexico over the allocation of water from the Rio Grande is a major step forward in the state's efforts to protect its water rights.

The high court on Monday granted Texas’ request to file an original complaint alleging New Mexico is violating an interstate compact by diverting the flow of water that feeds into the Rio Grande. The Texas Commission of Environmental Quality said Wednesday that the decision reflects the...
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