Fighting Over Water

NEW MEXICO STATE ENGINEER JOHN D’ANTONIO SAYS HE’LL WORK WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL AS A LEGAL FIGHT WITH TEXAS AND THE U.S. GOVERNMENT CONTINUES OVER MANAGEMENT OF THE RIO GRANDE. D’ANTONIO SAYS HE MET WITH A-G HECTOR BALDERAS THIS WEEK AS LAWYERS PREPARE TO BRIEF A SPECIAL MASTER APPOINTED BY THE U.S. SUPREME COURT.

DURING A CONFIRMATION HEARING BEFORE A KEY LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE, D’ANTONIO TOLD LAWMAKERS IT’S A COMPLICATED FIGHT, BUT NEW MEXICO HAS STRONG ARGUMENTS AND NEEDS TO BE AGGRESSIVE IN MAKING ITS CLAIMS.

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