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City victory in water rights lawsuit upheld

Some good news. A split Texas appeals court ruled Wednesday that a state law that would have stripped Houston of its interest in an unbuilt water reservoir was unconstitutionally retroactive, siding with a lower court that protected the city’s interests. … Continue reading

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City wins water rights lawsuit

A bit of pre-holiday good news. A Travis County state district judge on Friday tossed a state law that would force the city of Houston to sell its water rights in a proposed reservoir west of Simonton. The law, which¬†breezed … Continue reading

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Houston sues over water rights

This could be interesting. The city of Houston sued the state and the Brazos River Authority Monday, seeking to block the implementation of a new law that would force the city to sell its water rights in a proposed reservoir … Continue reading

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Another reason why water conservation matters

Because, as we learn from this Q&A that Forrest Wilder did with conservationist Andy Sansom, we’re already in a position where demand may exceed supply. 3) For many of our most cherished rivers, the government has appropriated more water than … Continue reading

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Drilling for water

I’ve been hearing for a long time that water rights will be the big fight of this century. So I suppose stories like this will be more commonplace. In a scorching cow pasture silent save the lowing of cattle, Terry … Continue reading

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