Fri., February 17, 2012 9:00am
Once again, Georgia lawmakers are debating whether they can pipe water from the Tennessee River to fix a water shortage in metro Atlanta. Republican Rep. Jay Neal wants the General Assembly to pass a law making it legal to take water from the Tennessee River watershed and diverting it south toward Atlanta.
Thu., August 11, 2011 1:49pm
Georgia’s ongoing water tussle with Alabama is in the hands of a federal judge. The states have filed their updates on negotiations over Lake Allatoona, northwest of Atlanta. It’s a lesser-known lawsuit that’s been overshadowed by the dispute over Lake Lanier.
Wed., June 29, 2011 6:44am
A federal appeals panel has tossed a lower court ruling that would have severely restricted the main water source for roughly three million people in metro Atlanta. The ruling Tuesday by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned an order from U.S. District Court Judge Paul Magnuson. His order would have starkly cut Atlanta's ability to take water from Lake Lanier starting in July 2012 unless the governors of Georgia, Alabama and Florida can reach an agreement ending the long-running water dispute.
Thu., June 2, 2011 8:41am
A resurgence of the endangered fat threeridge mussel in the Apalachicola River could give Florida more legal leverage in a water dispute with neighboring Georgia.
Mon., March 21, 2011 3:56pm
A state task force formed to find new water sources met for the first time today. Georgia is under pressure to expand its water options.
Tue., March 8, 2011 10:06pm
The state of Georgia has asked a federal appeals court to overturn an order threatening the water supply of roughly 3 million people in metro Atlanta.
Mon., March 7, 2011 8:15am
An appeals court this week will hear arguments in the tri-state water dispute between Georgia and its neighbors Alabama and Florida.
Fri., February 4, 2011 9:21am
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley says he's ready to meet with Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal to try and find an end to a 20-year legal battle over water rights in both states.
Tue., January 25, 2011 7:14pm
The Governor spoke at the annual Eggs and Issues Breakfast sponsored by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. He says while no new reservoir can be built by the 2012 deadline, he wants local governments to start thinking about alternatives.
Tue., January 25, 2011 9:36am
GPB’s Edgar Treiguts caught-up with Isakson for updates on a handful of topics important to Georgians.