The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to take up Florida’s lawsuit regarding Georgia’s over-consumption of waters that is impacting the Apalachicola Bay region.
This was the news from the Governor’s office on Monday, Nov. 3
“This is huge news and a major victory for Florida and marks the first of many important victories for the families and businesses of Apalachicola,” Gov. Rick Scott is quoted saying. “…For 20 years, Florida has tried to work with Georgia, and families have continued to see their fisheries suffer from the lack of water. The Supreme Court takes up so few cases, and their willingness to hear Florida’s demonstrates the merits of our case before the court. We are fighting for the future of this region, and we won’t quit until these resources are restored.”
Florida filed the suit against Georgia last year.