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High court’s groundwater ruling favors landowners


February 28, 2012
By The Houston Chronicle

Feb. 28, 2012, Texas – In a ruling with possible wide-ranging effects on water regulation, the Texas Supreme Court sided with two landowners who objected to the Edwards Aquifer Authority's power to limit the pumping of ground water on their ranch, ruling ownership of ground water should be considered no different than oil or gas.

Feb. 28, 2012, Texas – In a ruling with possible wide-ranging effects on
water regulation, the Texas Supreme Court on Friday sided with two
landowners who objected to the Edwards Aquifer Authority's power to
limit the pumping of groundwater on their ranch, ruling ownership of
ground water should be considered no differently than that of oil
and gas. The Houston Chronicle reports. | READ MORE

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