Supreme Court Ventures Into Charted Waters

Law360, New York (June 21, 2013, 6:59 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously held this month that the Red River Compact, an interstate water compact that allocates water rights within the Red River Basin among Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana, does not preempt Oklahoma statutes that effectively prohibit the transfer of water across its borders. As a result, the justices held, the Red River Compact “creates no cross-border rights in Texas.”

The Search for Water

The Tarrant Regional Water District supplies water to the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, which is struggling to meet the...
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