"Special Master Hands Ga. A Victory In Southeast Water War"

"Georgia yesterday notched a big win in the ongoing Southeast water wars when a special master advised the Supreme Court to reject Florida's claims about the Peach State's excessive water use.

The special master found that he couldn't grant Florida's request to set a consumption cap on Georgia water use because the Army Corps of Engineers was not a party to the case. The corps controls water flow in the contested region through a series of dams and reservoirs.

"Without the ability to bind the corps, I am not persuaded that the court can assure Florida the relief it seeks," Maine attorney Ralph Lancaster, the Supreme Court-appointed special master, wrote in a 137-page report."

Amanda Reilly reports for Greenwire February 15, 2017.

Source: Greenwire, 02/16/2017