Fri., August 16, 2013 5:07pm (EDT)

Isakson: Water Lawsuit 'Politically Motivated'
By Claire Simms
Updated: 8 months ago

ATLANTA  —  
 U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson  said Thursday he is disappointed with Florida Governor Rick Scott’s decision to file a lawsuit against Georgia in the U.S. Supreme Court. (Photo Courtesy of the U.S. Senate)
U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson said Thursday he is disappointed with Florida Governor Rick Scott’s decision to file a lawsuit against Georgia in the U.S. Supreme Court. (Photo Courtesy of the U.S. Senate)
It is no surprise that U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson would side with his home state on the ongoing “water war” between Georgia and Florida.

Isakson said Thursday he is disappointed with Florida Governor Rick Scott’s decision to file a lawsuit against Georgia in the U.S. Supreme Court.

The lawsuit is aimed at forcing Georgia to use less water from the waterways the two states share.

“I think that was politically motivated because of his difficulties he’s having politically,” said Sen. Isakson. “But I agree with Governor Deal; we’re happy to take it to the Supreme Court to once and for all ratify what’s been already been ruled by the lower courts. Georgia’s right in this issue and Alabama and Florida are wrong.”

Governor Scott said Tuesday that his state plans to file suit next month. Governor Nathan Deal said Georgia “will not roll over” when it comes to the valuable resource.