Texas Hoping for Edge Over New Mexico in Water Battle

With the official support of the U.S. government, Texas now hopes it has a substantial edge over New Mexico in an interstate legal battle over water from the Rio Grande.

Earlier this week, the U.S. Supreme Court granted the U.S. solicitor general’s motion to sit on the same bench as Texas in the state’s suit against New Mexico. 

For the Texas Commission on Environment Quality and other supporting parties, this puts the state one step closer to regaining rights — and water — for Texas farmers.

“This is nowhere near a victory in litigation, but it’s ...

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