A Watershed Case | The Texas Tribune

via A Watershed Case | The Texas Tribune.

“This is the water case in the state of Texas. The opinion that’s going to come out of this court — I can’t even think of the superlative to use to describe it,” says Luana Buckner, the chairman of the EAA’s board of directors. “The amount of nail-biting that is going on over it is just phenomenal. This ownership issue is at the heart of every major groundwater issue that’s being talked about across the state.”

Does the moving water beneath someone’s land belong solely to them, or must it be shared with all the people and environments who live above and depend upon the aquifer – that’s the question the Texas Supreme Court will be answering soon.  If the Court rules in favor of the landowners, it could spell trouble for downstream consumers and environments.

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