by Lloyd Dunkelberger and Jim Turner, The News Service of Florida Florida’s stinging setback in its “water war” with Georgia is only going to add more scrutiny to the enormous legal bills the state has racked up over the past few years.
On February 14, 2017 Ralph Lancaster, the Special Master appointed by the U.S. Supreme Court to oversee the Georgia-Florida “Water Wars” dispute, ruled in Georgia’s favor. The case stems from years of legal disputes between Georgia, Florida, and Alabama. This particular case involved Florida suing Georgia via the Supreme Court and requesting Georgia cap its water consumption from the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint …
by Lloyd Dunkelberger, The News Service of Florida With an adverse legal decision in the ongoing “water war” with Georgia, Florida congressional members on Wednesday began taking steps to reassert Florida’s claim that regional water policies are hurting Apalachicola Bay.
by Lloyd Dunkelberger, The News Service of Florida In a major setback to Florida, a special master appointed by the U.S. Supreme Court sided Tuesday with Georgia in a decades-old legal fight over water flow into the Apalachicola River.
From: The News Service of Florida A special master recommended Tuesday that the U.S. Supreme Court rule against Florida in a legal battle with Georgia about water in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river system.
News Service of Florida Florida’s costly, complicated lawsuit against Georgia over regional water use reached another milestone Tuesday without any sign of resolution, as state lawmakers balked at escalating legal fees in the case that could reach $41 million this year.
January 24 is the deadline given to Georgia and Florida by a special master appointed by the U.S. Supreme Court to reach a framework for settlement in their legal fight over water rights. According to Georgia Agribusiness Council President Bryan Tolar, the Georgia General Assembly is waiting to see how that all comes out.