Florida Governor Rick Scott announced Tuesday his state has filed suit against Georgia in the U. S. Supreme Court over water consumption. “Georgia has refused to fairly share the waters that flow between our two states, so to stop Georgia’s unmitigated consumption of water we have brought the matter before the U.S. Supreme Court. Georgia’s over-consumption of water threatens the existence of Apalachicola Bay and the future economic development of the region,” Scott said in a written news release.
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.
Governor Nathan Deal responded firmly Wednesday morning to the news that Florida officials plan to file a lawsuit in the ongoing water war between the states. Georgia, Florida and Alabama have been fighting for decades over how much water each is entitled to from their shared river networks.
Florida’s Governor has changed his mind about Medicaid expansion, which is part of the federal healthcare reform law, known as Obamacare. Governor Nathan Deal said Thursday he intends to stand firm on his decision not to expand Medicaid.