Florida v. Georgia - SCOTUS edition

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    Florida has filed suit against Georgia over reduced flows and increased Georgia consumption in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) River Basins. This suit has been about 20 years in the making. Because it is one state filing suit against another, the case is an original action filed directly with the US Supreme Court. It will likely be referred to a special master (which is usually a federal district judge) for factual determinations and then the Supreme Court will decide it.

    Should be interesting to watch if you like water torture law and battles other than the cocktail party between Florida and Georgia. Also, look for Alabama to try to jump into the case, since they also think Georgia is a state of water hogs.

    http://jacksonville.com/opinion/blo...florida-sues-georgia-better-share-river-water
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    Go Gators, beat them Pups? :)
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    This is just the start. The real water battles will be out west. Colorado will eventually have to draw more water from the Arkansas and Colorado rivers. California, Arizona, Utah, and Nevada will be less than enthused.
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    Beat Georgia! :grin:
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    Shutting down a city like Atlanta for the sake of some clams in some muddy bay on the Panhandle is silly. You can't move the city.
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    Pay more taxes to develop another water source then, no one made you live in Atlanta.

    You're nothing more than a greedy taker who wants to STEAL Florida's water. It's nothing but damn strong arm theft!

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    screw those oystermen and the small town economy that depends on them, right? Atlanta needs its golf courses!
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    Stop making your need to live in Atlanta a claim on other peoples lives, man. ;)
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    hopefully florida does better in court against georgia than the last two years of fla v. georgia in jacksonville
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    Um, the St. Johns doesn't flow into Georgia.
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    ^^^yeah, I checked myself, right after I posted it--hence the 'nm'.

    Momentarily confused.

    I guess your post beat my edit.
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    River knows his rivers. And his oysters.
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    I am fond of both as well.
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    I've spent quite a bit of time on both the St. Johns and Apalachicola Bay. Pulled a nice redfish out of the bay over Labor Day weekend.
    I would hate to see that seafood industry decimated because Atlanta wants to water its lawns.
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    but the city can draw water from an aquifer and put it through an RO plant and meet their demands without causing major downstream issues but that would drive up the price of their water.

    we have plenty of water for people and population growth, the problem is we don't have plenty of cheap water and people will pay more for their cell phone of cable bill than they will for fresh clean drinking water delivered to their tap.
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    this is TMI...:shhh:: :sick:

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