U.S. court considers border-canal dispute


With a negotiated solution proving elusive so far, the longstanding battle over plans to prevent leakage from the All-American Canal on the U.S.-Mexican border is playing out in the U.S. courts. In the latest round, a U.S. District Court judge in Las Vegas, Nevada heard oral arguments in the case on April 24. The litigants are now awaiting a ruling. The dispute pits U.S. and California agencies, which want to stop seepage from the canal, against U.S. environmental groups and Mexican organizations that argue the leaks help charge aquifers crucial to farms and ecosystems south of the border. The All-American carries over three million acre-feet of water annually from the Colorado River to California’s Imperial Valley. It starts 20 miles northeast... [Log in to read more]

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