Fla. Gov. Plans To Sue Ga. Over Water Consumption

Law360, New York (August 13, 2013, 7:04 PM EDT) -- Gov. Rick Scott said Tuesday that the state of Florida will file a lawsuit in the U.S. Supreme Court next month against Georgia over its water consumption, which Scott said is damaging fisheries in Apalachicola Bay and threatening the area's economic future.

Scott, accompanied by U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, made his announcement in Apalachicola, Fla., after a tour and field hearing held by the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. Florida's planned legal action ratchets up a decadeslong fight between Florida, Alabama and Georgia...
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