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farm bureau applauds supreme court ruling on oklahoma water
The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling rejecting the state of Texas' claim to Oklahoma water is a huge win for Oklahoma citizens, said Mike Spradling, president of Oklahoma Farm Bureau. The farm group has long supported the idea of putting the state's water needs ahead of out of state interests.
"We've always believed Oklahoma has the sovereign power to the state's water resources," Spradling said.
The Supreme Court ruled that the Red River Compact, which includes Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana, does not automatically give Texas rights to water in another state.
"Water is a valuable resource for our farmers and ranchers," Spradling said. "This ruling protects our rights to the water and reinforces the mission of using Oklahoma water for Oklahoma citizens."
farm bureau thanks fallin for supporting regional water representation
The state’s largest farm organization thanked Gov. Mary Fallin for signing a bill reorganizing the state’s water resources board at a ceremonial bill signing June 11.
Oklahoma Farm Bureau President Mike Spradling praised the governor for signing SB 965.
“Gov. Fallin understands the importance of water for life and economic development all across our state,” Spradling said. “The regional representation provided by SB 965 will ensure all Oklahomans have the opportunity for their voices to be heard on water issues.”
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