Texas District Wins Round in Oklahoma Water Lawsuit
Denver, CO – A Texas water district has won a court decision in its lawsuit over Oklahoma's ban on out of state water sales.
The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver yesterday denied a request by Oklahoma to throw out the lawsuit filed by the Tarrant Regional Water District in Fort Worth.
The judges also wrote that Oklahoma does not own the water located in the state.
The lawsuit claims Oklahoma's ban on selling water to out of state interests is unconstitutional.
A spokesman for Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson says the office is reviewing the decision.
A spokesman for the Oklahoma Water Resources Board says it will meet with the attorney general's staff and decide what to do next.