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Oil company jumps into water-rights lawsuit

By July 21, 2009March 19th, 2015No Comments

Anadarko Petroleum of Houston is looking to intervene in a water-rights case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court. Two years ago, Montana accused Wyoming of siphoning off more than its share of water from the Tongue and Powder rivers in violation of the Yellowstone River Compact. The water was used for methane drilling operations in Wyoming, the Associated Press reports. The Texas oil and gas company wants to join the case, saying its drilling operations in northeastern Wyoming would be compromised if the court sides with Montana.

Carol Smith

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