Supreme Court Gives Georgia Win in Water War with Florida

The Supreme Court unanimously dismissed Florida's water lawsuit against Georgia, ending the long-running legal fight between the two states.

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FILE- In this Aug. 13, 2013, file photo, oysters are displayed in Apalachicola, Fla. The Supreme Court has ruled unanimously for Georgia in its long-running dispute with Florida over water. The court on Thursday, April 1, 2021, rejected Florida’s claim that Georgia uses too much of the water that flows from the Atlanta suburbs to the Gulf of Mexico.(AP Photo/Phil Sears, File)
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court unanimously dismissed Florida’s water lawsuit against Georgia on Thursday, ending the long-running legal fight between the two states. The court rejected Florida’s claim that Georgia uses too much of the water that flows from the Atlanta suburbs to the Gulf of Mexico. Florida said that its neighbor’s overconsumption is to blame for the decimation of Florida’s oyster industry. Justice Amy Coney Barrett wrote for the court that Florida failed…

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