Thanks, in part, to Georgia’s remarkable conservation efforts, Florida is edging closer to defeat in the Water Wars.
Note to Atlanta: You Don’t Have to Do Whatever Companies Want, Just Ask Athens
Weekly Links: After three deaths, is Atlanta taking a cue from Athens on e-scooters? Plus, just a reminder that Georgia and Florida still have a Water Wars case pending in the US Supreme Court (this story won’t end).
Georgia Governor Says North Carolina and Tennessee Can Keep Their Wrongfully- Possessed Land
The Georgia Legislature once again tried to resurrect the idea of re-drawing the state’s northern border to gain access to more water. This time the governor wisely rejected the idea.
Georgia Legislature Again Tries to Claim Land in Tennessee
Now that the first part of the 2019-2020 Georgia Legislative Session has ended, here’s a rundown of a few things that did and did not pass.
The Supreme Court Can’t Solve the Water Wars
The Supreme Court’s recent opinion in Florida v. Georgia shows why we shouldn’t ask the justices to create critical water policy.
Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Florida in Water Wars Case
The Court rejected the special master’s recommendation that the suit be dismissed, giving Florida the opportunity to show that the Court can craft a helpful and workable decree apportioning water between Georgia and Florida.
California’s Japanese-Style Takeover of Local Zoning Control
This week, California attempts to usurp zoning control from cities to increase affordable housing, rivers used to catch on fire in pre-EPA America, Melbourne’s trees get email addresses, and what does the term ‘Orwellian’ actually mean?
Is the Supreme Court Capable of Valuing the Environment?
We’re still waiting on a decision in the Florida v. Georgia waters wars case and it will finally arrive on Wednesday morning after the Supreme Court added two additional days to issue opinions. Back in January when Florida and Georgia made their arguments to the Court, several justices appeared sympathetic to Florida. Meanwhile, in a brief on the matter, Atlanta asserted that the Supreme Court shouldn’t even attempt to help Florida because the benefits of the environment are often too vague to be valued.