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Saturday, May 17, 2008

Georgia denied rehearing in Florida water case

Published 5/16/2008
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals said Friday it was denying Georgia's petition for a rehearing on an earlier court decision, thwarting Georgia's thirst for waters that feed into the Apalachicola River of North Florida.

The appeals court had said in February that it's essentially up to Congress and not the Corps of Engineers to decide how much water Atlanta can pump from Lake Lanier. The reservoir drains into the Chattahoochee River, which flows into the Apalachicola River
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