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Texas to proceed with water lawsuit against NM

January 27, 2014 • State News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that Texas can proceed with its lawsuit against New Mexico over management of the Rio Grande.

Texas contends that groundwater pumping near the Texas-New Mexico border has resulted in Texas farmers and residents being deprived of Rio Grande water.

New Mexico argues that downstream users are getting what’s required under a compact between the states and that the Supreme Court should have let lower courts consider the dispute.

New Mexico Attorney General Gary King said Monday he was not surprised by the court’s Login to read more

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