Saturday, February 1, 2014

Georgia asks U.S. Supreme Court to reject Florida's lawsuit over river water | The Florida Current

The fight for water rages on between Florida and Georgia. The ball is in Florida's court now to respond to the latest salvo. Click title for link.
Georgia's response said Florida officials, including Scott ]Gov. Rick Scott], now are ignoring their own explanations for the 2012 collapse of the bay's oyster population, including changing climatic conditions the result in less fresh water flow and overfishing.
"In sum, Florida has not pleaded facts plausibly suggesting that it will be able to establish clear and convincing evidence that it suffers substantial injury as a result of Georgia’s consumption of water," Georgia wrote. "… The Court should therefore deny Florida leave to file its complaint."