Perry to Obama: Press Mexico for Water

Gov. Rick Perry, joining a chorus of Texas politicians, wants Mexico to release more river water to Texas.

In a letter to President Obama dated April 9, Perry urged the president and the State Department to press Mexico to release more water from Rio Grande tributaries, under the terms of a 1944 treaty between the two countries.

“Without immediate and direct action from the White House and U.S. Department of State, Texans along the Rio Grande will continue to suffer from a lack of available water,” Perry wrote.

Perry said that the Obama administration was not pushing Mexico hard ...

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