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Florida’s Arguments Rejected in ‘Water War’

Dan Florida, Georgia, Industry News Release, Water

(NSF) — For years, Florida has blamed Georgia’s water use for causing damage to the economically vital oyster industry in Apalachicola Bay. But a special master appointed by the U.S. Supreme Court disagreed this week, dealing a major blow to Florida in its legal fight to force Georgia to share more water in a river system that links the two …

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Congressman Bishop Comments on Special Master Ruling in Water Litigation

Dan Florida, Georgia, Industry News Release, Water

Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), Chairman of the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, released a statement following Special Master Paul Kelly’s ruling in Georgia’s water litigation: “I am elated by this ruling, which is a major victory for Georgia. As we move forward, I hope we can come to …

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Commissioner Nikki Fried on Florida-Georgia Water Ruling

Dan Florida, Georgia, Industry News Release, Water

(FDACS) — Following the ruling by a federal judge on Georgia’s consumption of water shared with Florida, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried offered the following statement: “This ruling is a major disappointment for fair, responsible water usage on which both states depend. Georgia’s unchecked disruption of our shared waters in the Apalachicola River has devastated Florida’s oyster industry. I’m encouraging our …

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Deadlines Set in Florida-Georgia ‘Water War’

Dan Florida, Georgia, Industry News Release, Water

Florida and Georgia will have until the end of January to file new arguments in the legal fight over water use impacting the Apalachicola River system, a special master said this week. Paul J. Kelly, a senior judge on the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals who is serving as special master, set a Jan. 31 deadline for the initial …

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New Special Master Named in ‘Water War’

Dan Florida, Georgia, Industry News Release, Water

The U.S. Supreme Court has appointed a new special master to handle the long-running legal battle between Florida and Georgia over water in the Apalachicola River system. The court on Thursday named Paul J. Kelly Jr., a federal appellate judge from Santa Fe, N.M., to replace Maine lawyer Ralph Lancaster as special master. A one-paragraph order from the court did …

Florida-Georgia ‘Water War’ Could Keep Rolling Along

Dan Florida, Georgia, Industry Videos-Promoting Agriculture, Water

Even if the U.S. Supreme Court gives Florida a favorable ruling in its lawsuit against Georgia over water flow into the Apalachicola River, the decision likely would result in more litigation and new legal challenges involving the decades-old water war between the states. Those were the observations of five legal experts who on Thursday addressed a conference at Florida State …

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Supreme Court Weighs Arguments in Water War

Dan Florida, Georgia, Industry News Release, Water

Lawyers for Florida asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to reject a special master’s report denying the state relief in its long-running dispute with Georgia over water flow into the Apalachicola River. “This court has never had a situation where it’s recognized a state as being injured. It’s recognized that the upstream state is wasting a resource and it’s …

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Florida Georgia Water Battle to Supreme Court Monday

Dan Florida, Georgia, Industry News Release, Water

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Monday (1-8-18) in a long-running water battle between Florida and Georgia. The crux of the issue: Florida contends that Georgia is siphoning too much water in northern parts of the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river system, damaging the Apalachicola River and the oyster industry in Franklin County’s Apalachicola Bay. But a special master appointed by the …

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Supreme Court to Hear Water Battle in January

Dan Florida, Georgia, Water

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Jan. 8 in the long-running legal battle between Florida and Georgia about water in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river system. The Supreme Court on Friday scheduled arguments in the case, which centers on Florida’s allegations that Georgia is siphoning too much water from the river system. Florida contends that Georgia’s water use has damaged the …