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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 …

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Army Corps Gives Input in Florida-Georgia Water War

Dan Florida, Georgia, Industry News Release, Water

by Lloyd Dunkelberger, News Service of Florida The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, a key player in Florida’s decades-old legal fight with Georgia over water flow in the Apalachicola River, has weighed into the pending case before the U.S. Supreme Court. The federal agency’s comments, which were filed in a brief Monday, are important because a special master has recommended …

Justices to Consider ‘Water War’ Report

Dan Florida, Georgia, Industry News Release, Water

The News Service of Florida The U.S. Supreme Court will take the next step March 17 in Florida’s lawsuit against Georgia over water use in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river system. Justices are scheduled that day to discuss in a closed-door conference a report from a court-appointed special master who last month recommended rejecting Florida’s call for limiting Georgia’s water usage in …

Nelson to Try Legislative Route in ‘Water War’

Dan Florida, Georgia, Legislative, Water

by Lloyd Dunkelberger, The News Service of Florida U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson said Monday he will file legislation aimed at forcing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to divert more freshwater into Northwest Florida’s Apalachicola Bay system. Nelson, who visited Florida A&M University and the state Capitol, said he and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio will support Senate legislation similar to …