By Bill O'Neil
A Texas Senator takes his case to an international commission--hoping to pressure Mexico to hold up it’s end of a water treaty.
"The challenge is, of course, they've (Mexico) been experiencing some drought themselves--so they may be reluctant to deliver the water" Cornyn said. Still, he said the water does need to be diverted.
"Many of our farmers have lost millions of dollars--not only as the result of the shortfall as a result of this treaty--but also as a result of the historic drought we've had in our state", the Senator said.
In the end though, Cornyn admitted there are limits to the pressure that can be applied.
"As a practical matter--there's nothing that we can do to force them (to deliver the water) but there are responses--I would say proportional and appropriate responses."
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