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Why Texas Might Try to Redraw Its Border, and How it Might Start Another Water Fight

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Oklahoma and Texas have a long history of squabbling over the 540-mile border that divides the two states. The boundary generally follows the path of the Red River, the focal point in the recent U.S. Supreme Court water battle over a 1980 interstate water-sharing agreement, which Oklahoma won. But the line separating the two states [...]

Texas’ Application for Oklahoma Water Still Active Despite Supreme Court Ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court in June sided with Oklahoma, ruling the interstate Red River water compact did not entitle Texas to water within Oklahoma’s borders. But the permit application the Tarrant Regional Water District from north Texas filed in 2007 filed in hopes of pumping water out of southeastern Oklahoma remains open and active, and [...]

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