2 Okla. lawmakers complain about water agreement

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Associated Press

Posted on January 30, 2014 at 3:02 PM

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two Republican lawmakers from western Oklahoma are complaining that Gov. Mary Fallin did not consult them before signing a water agreement with Texas Gov. Rick Perry.

Reps. Dustin Roberts of Durant and Tommy Hardin of Madill said Wednesday that they're disappointed they were not included in discussions before Fallin and Perry signed a memorandum of understanding on Jan. 17.

The memorandum allows the North Texas Municipal Water District to continue using a pump station on Lake Texoma that has been found to actually be within Oklahoma's border.

Fallin spokesman Alex Weintz told The Journal Record (http://bit.ly/1jOlVWg ) that the lawmakers' concerns are understood — but the governor was trying to resolve the issue without having to take a new Red River Compact to Congress.

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Information from: The Journal Record, http://www.journalrecord.com

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