water wars

The legal fight between Florida and Georgia over water flow into the Apalachicola River will move before the full U.S. Supreme Court.

Supreme Court To Get More Input In 'Water War'

Mar 21, 2017
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Florida's "water war" with Georgia is not over. The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday that more legal briefs will be filed in the case, including allowing Florida to contest a special master's report that recommended a ruling in Georgia's favor.

Bondi Holds Out Hope In ‘Water Wars’

Mar 15, 2017
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With the U.S. Supreme Court expected later this week to review a recommendation that would deny Florida relief in its decades-old water dispute with Georgia, Attorney General Pam Bondi said Tuesday the case is not over yet.

Justices To Consider ‘Water War’ Report

Mar 5, 2017
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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.

Earlier this month, a U.S. Supreme Court-appointed lawyer ruled against Florida in its decades-long water war with Georgia. As the court prepares to make its final decision, lawmakers are going back to the legislative drawing board. WFSU News went to the coast to see what the ruling means for the struggling Apalachicola Bay and its world famous oysters.

North Florida Congressman Neal Dunn wants to throw out a federal plan that would reduce freshwater flowing into the struggling Apalachicola Bay. The move comes after a Supreme Court-appointed lawyer ruled against the state in the decades-long water war with Georgia. The Court has not yet made a final ruling. But Dunn and his colleagues are going back to the legislative drawing board to challenge the Army Corps of Engineers.