TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Brittany Sims on Oct 21, 2014

The U.S Supreme Court is asking the Obama administration to weigh-in on whether to allow Mississippi to file a new lawsuit alleging Memphis is stealing water from the state. Mississippi alleges that Memphis's wells have created "cones of depression" in the water table that remove water from Mississippi into Tennessee. It estimates that Memphis has "forcibly" taken 252 billion gallons of water since 1985. Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood wants to refile a lawsuit over the water rights question. The U.S. Supreme refused in 2010 to consider a similar claim. The Greeneville Sun has more from the Associated Press.