Florida Gets Time to Prove High Court Water Spat With Georgia

June 27, 2018, 7:54 PM

Florida’s fishing and oyster industries won a tentative victory in the U.S. Supreme Court as the state got additional time to prove Georgia owes more water to its downstream neighbor.

In a 5-4 decision June 27, the court ordered that Florida’s original action—the term for when one state sues another, and the case goes directly to the Supreme Court—against Georgia continue. Florida will focus on proving whether the benefits outweigh the potential harms in its proposal to cap the Peach State’s use of Flint River water. The Flint is part of a larger system of waterways, including the Chattahoochee, ...

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