Judge to Hear Arguments in ‘Water War’

Dan Aquaculture, Florida, Georgia, Industry News Release, Water

Going along with a request from Florida’s attorneys, a federal judge will hear arguments in December in a long-running water war between Florida and Georgia. Senior U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Paul J. Kelly, who was appointed by the U.S. Supreme Court to serve as a special master in the case, has scheduled oral arguments Dec. 16, according to …


Florida, Georgia Square Off Again in Water War

Dan Florida, Georgia, Industry News Release, Water

Florida says the case is the “last, best hope” to save the Apalachicola River region from destruction. Georgia says Florida’s arguments threaten to cause hundreds of millions of dollars in “real harm” to the Peach State. Now, a federal appellate judge based in New Mexico will have to sort out the long-running battle between Florida and Georgia over water in …


Florida and Georgia Renew Water Wars

Dan Florida, Georgia, Industry News Release, Water

Florida and Georgia have renewed their fight over the impact of Georgia’s water consumption on the Apalachicola River system. After the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in late June that Florida be given another chance to prove its case that Georgia’s overconsumption of water is damaging the Apalachicola region, the states filed a joint legal pleading this week before a federal …

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Agri View: Florida – Georgia Water War Goes On

Dan Agri View, Florida, Georgia, Water

Everett Griner talks about the continuing water war between Florida and Georgia in today’s Agri View. Everett tells us some of the history of the water battle between the states, and why. Florida – Georgia Water War Goes On Many thought the longest water fight in the country would end. The Supreme Court threw the battle back to Georgia and …

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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 …


Dan Industry News Release, Water

From: News Service of Florida Legal fees in Florida’s costly water war with Georgia have escalated to $41 million, with the Department of Environmental Protection asking for a $13 million transfer to cover some of the expenses. The request will be considered Tuesday by the Joint Legislative Budget Commission. The fees represent Florida’s cost in hiring lawyers to make its …

UGA Committed To Shedding Light on Water War

Dan Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Water

The “water war” continues to plague the southeastern states of Florida, Georgia and Alabama. The three drought-ridden states have been pinned against each other over two river systems that supply water to the Southeast. The problem is that there is not enough water to satisfy each state. Georgia and Alabama are fighting over control of the Alabama-Coosa-Tallapoosa River Basin.