AG and Water Resources Board Comments on Tarrant County Water Decision
Judge denies rehearing for Texas water provider
OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Scott Pruitt joined the Oklahoma Water Resources Board in backing Oklahoma water rights, following today’s positive decision at the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.
The court denied a petition from the Tarrant Regional Water District to rehear their lawsuit seeking to allow Texas to take water from Oklahoma.
“We are pleased with the court’s decision,” Attorney General Scott Pruitt said. “The ruling underscores that the people of Oklahoma should not be mandated through litigation to shape water policy. Water is an important resource that is vital to Oklahomans, and my office will continue to defend our state’s interests.”
“The Governor and Oklahoma Legislature made it clear that Oklahoma must set its own water policy,” said J.D. Strong, executive director of the Oklahoma Water Resources Board. “The court’s decision further supports our position.”