Manitoba says North Dakota water plan a threat
The Manitoba government is appealing a U.S. court ruling that could lead to a controversial water-diversion project going ahead. The province says the project could bring harmful or invasive plants and animals into Manitoba waters. The $244-million project would transfer water from the Missouri River to northwestern North Dakota, where rivers flow into Manitoba. Manitoba and Missouri have fought the project for more than a decade, but a U.S. federal judge ruled the project follows U.S. environmental laws.