Category: Water Wars

Georgia Has Won this Round of the Water Wars

The Supreme Court has ruled 9-0 that Florida failed to show that additional water flow from Georgia would save its struggling oyster industry, thus ending one of the more infamous disputes in the Water Wars saga that has been raging since the 1990s. The opinion, written by Justice Amy Coney Barrett, notes that Florida did

SCOTUS Returns Water Wars Case To Special Master

It’s Not over. The Tri-State Water Wars have remanded the Tri State Water Wars case back to the Special Master. In a 5-4 decision, SCOTUS has said that different criteria need to be considered. You can read the full decision here. The case follows after a recommendation from a Special Master in February of 2017

AG Carr Urges Withdrawl of EPA’s Waters Of The US Rule

From a press release: ATLANTA, GA –Attorney General Chris Carr has joined a bipartisan group of twenty-five state attorneys general urging President-elect Donald Trump to rescind the “Clean Water Rule: Definition of Waters of the United States” (WOTUS Rule)—which was promulgated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Georgia Water Wars Trial Set to Start Oct. 31

Editor’s Note: The following guest post was written by Nathan Williams. Williams is from Cumming, Georgia, and earned his undergraduate degree in political science and economics at the University of Georgia. He currently lives in the United Kingdom where he’s enrolled in a master’s program at the London School of Economics & Political Science. Water

Drought Returns to Georgia

Today, the Georgia Department of Environmental Protection declared level 1 drought conditions in 53 north Georgia counties. During a level 1 drought, water utilities must begin public education campaigns about the importance of conservation of water, however there are no additional water use restrictions in effect beyond the normal requirement that prohibits most outdoor watering

Senators Isakson and Perdue Introduce Amendments to Preserve Georgia’s Water Rights

A battle over Georgia’s water rights that became an issue before the vote in last yea’s Omnibus funding bill has resumed, due to similar legislative language being inserted by an Alabama senator into the Commerce-Justice-Science appropriations legislation now under consideration in the Senate. The offending language requires the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to produce