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 …
Everett Griner talks about the water war in Florida and Georgia in today’s Agri View. It is expected the Supreme Court will issue a ruling sometime in early 2018, but it is not expected to end the water war.
Everett Griner talks about the outlook of the continuing water war saga between Georgia and Florida in today’s Agri View.
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 …
From: News Service of Florida As Florida and Georgia try to settle a complicated water-use dispute this month, Alabama has filed a letter saying it may need to intervene if its water resources are impacted.
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.
Everett Griner talks about the long time water war may be ending soon in today’s Agri View.