Working on behalf of the State of Texas, Dr. Sunding testified regarding injury suffered by Texas as a result of New Mexico’s noncompliance with the Rio Grande Compact. The casework involved developing an econometric model of agricultural land allocation in the El Paso Valley to document the impacts of Texas’ reliance on saline groundwater. Dr. Sunding also testified regarding the impacts suffered by the City of El Paso as a result of reduced supplies of surface water. The case is an Original Action at the US Supreme Court and is currently pending.

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