Authors: Brad Carver & Scott Cole

Written by Scott Cole, Esq. The Georgia/Florida Water Wars were the topic of a hearing before U. S. District Court Circuit Judge Paul Kelly, Jr. on November 7, 2019. Kelly replaced replaced Ralph Lancaster as the Supreme Court of the United States’ Special Master for the case after the Supreme Courts decision in June 2018.  In that decisions, the Supreme Court offered its direction on what findings the Special

Atlanta partner Brad Carver was featured in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Politically Georgia article “Georgia Renews Old Quest to Retake Tennessee Border.” To read more about Carver’s ongoing mission to provide a long-term water supply solution for metro Atlanta.

On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to review the Sixth Circuit’s finding that it has jurisdiction to hear challenges to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers’ controversial Clean Water Rule.

Written by: Scott Cole The March 8 status conference in Florida v Georgia indicates that the Special Master is growing tired of massive discovery rather than settlement efforts.  The parties are still disputing burden of proof issues and related discovery deadlines, and GA has requested another extension.  But the Special Master blasted them for not focusing on core issues and mediation: “I am not prepared to grant any extension today. From prior conferences

By: Scott Cole, Esq. The Public Comment period for the Environmental Impact Study for the proposed Glades Reservoir in Hall County is open.  The Public Comment session at the Hall County Auditorium last night had many speculating on what the true purpose of the reservoir could be.  Hall County Commissioners appear wedded to the purpose of supplying water to meet the future needs of Hall County residents despite recent population

The  Kinder Morgan Palmetto Gasoline Pipeline was recently blocked by the Georgia DOT Commissioner.  Kinder Morgan is appealing the agency decision to Superior Court.  The DOT decision will only be overruled if it was found to be arbitrary and capricious. See article here for more details.  By: Brad Carver, Esq.

Yesterday, the Georgia Water Coalition, a consortium of 217 conservation, environmental, and other organizations, released its annual “Dirty Dozen Report.”  Click on the link below for a full copy of the Report.  The Report condemns water policy in Georgia’s, including efforts to capture and control water in Georgia during times of plenty for use during times of drought, Georgia’s reaction to EPA’s damaging overreach to “protect” water of

A reminder that Georgia is not the only state asserting Tennessee is keeping more than its fair share of water. #    By: Scott Cole, Esq.

GAFA announces funding from the Governor’s Water Supply Program for water supply reservoirs proposed in Paulding County, Carroll County and Dawson County. by: Georgia Environmental Finance Authority Click here to read more.    Supreme Court advised to delay taking on water war case by: Gainesvilletimes.com The U.S. solicitor general said he believes the Supreme Court should put off accepting a Florida lawsuit that accuses Georgia of consuming too much water. The Army Corps of Engineers is

Water group to keep study secret until final plan OK’d Gainesville Times  Not wanting to get caught in the middle of legal wrangling between Georgia and Florida, a private tri-state water group has decided to clamp down on … Will water sharing plan be shared? Gainesville Times  A private tri-state water group has worked several years to find a water-sharing solution in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River basin that includes Lake … Lake Lanier in good