Environment, Education, Energy: Policy to People

“OKC Files Brief in Water Case”

OKC, seven other states, and the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association have filed friend-of-the-court briefs urging the Supreme Court to side with Oklahoma and uphold the 10th Circuit opinion.

In their brief, attorneys for Oklahoma City called Tarrant’s contention that Congress authorized the Sardis Reservoir to provide a municipal water supply for north Texas erroneous.
“In essence, Tarrant is asking this court to rewrite the express terms of the (Red River) compact, to ignore Oklahoma’s plenary authority over its internal surface water resources and to modify the basis for Congress’ funding and authorization of the Sardis Reservoir because of Tarrant’s opinion that Tarrant needs the water more than Oklahoma,” attorneys for the city wrote.

Read more at: journalrecord.com

StateImpact Oklahoma is a partnership among Oklahoma’s public radio stations and relies on contributions from readers and listeners to fulfill its mission of public service to Oklahoma and beyond. Donate online.

About StateImpact

StateImpact seeks to inform and engage local communities with broadcast and online news focused on how state government decisions affect your lives.
Learn More »