Battle over Rio Grande water far from over

The battle over Rio Grande water isn’t done yet.  The US Supreme Court has rejected a settlement between Texas and New Mexico.  The high court sided with the Biden administration and its objections to the deal.

Friday’s vote was 5-to-4.  The suit was focused on how to account for water use in the Rio Grande Basin.  Texas says water users in New Mexico are using too much.

One possible result of the latest court action could give the federal government new power to control the flow of water in drought-stricken areas.

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