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Saturday, September 27, 2008

Florida once again wonders: Whose water is it?

Published September 26, 2008 - Tallahassee Democrat (Opinion)
Backin 2003, when Jim King was president of the Florida Senate, he hit a rhetorical home run when describing the depth of outrage among North Floridians over the suggestion that the historic Suwannee River could be the answer to water shortages downstate.

When South Florida politicians and developers start scheming about taking North Florida's water, people hereabouts start looking in the direction of their gun cabinets. Water's about as primal a public policy issue as there is. When they talk about taking what residents of this region perceive as theirs, prepare to take cover.

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