Water-Sharing Woes Continue

U.S. Supreme Court rejects an Oklahoma city's appeal to sell water to Irving

Monday, Mar 19, 2012  |  Updated 4:16 PM CDT
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Water-Sharing Woes Continue

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An Oklahoma city's appeal to sell water to the city of Irving is rejected by U.S. Supreme Court, upholding the decision from an appeals court.

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The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected the city of Hugo's appeal for the right to sell water in southeastern Oklahoma to the city of Irving.

The court released its decision without comment on Monday.

The ruling upholds a 2-1 ruling by the 10th Circuit Court of appeals to dismiss Hugo's lawsuit.

The city wanted to sell about 65 billion gallons of water to Irving -- which is just northwest of Dallas.

The lower court's ruling said neither Hugo nor Irving had legal standing to sue the state of Oklahoma.

This is not the first time North Texas has been denied water use from Oklahoma.

Earlier in the year, Tarrant Regional Water District filed a Writ of Certiorari with the Supreme Court after an appeals court dismissed their request for access to three water locations in Oklahoma.

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