Jan 9, 2012 10:03 AM by Cecilia Stevenson

Opposition grows to Toledo Bend water deal

MANY, La. (AP) - Opposition is growing to the proposed contract to sell water from Toledo Bend Reservoir to a private company in Texas.
More than 500 people have submitted comments to the Sabine River Authority of Louisiana.
The newspaper reports only a dozen lean toward support should the contract get some tweaking. But the rest are adamantly opposed.
The Caddo Parish Commission has joined in the discussion with a resolution last week also opposing water sales across the state line.
At issue is the proposal from Toledo Bend Partners LP seeking a commitment of 600,000 acre-feet of water annually for its Texas customers.
The 13-member Sabine River Authority Board is expected to vote on the proposal later this month.


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