ATLANTA, GA – Georgia officials have appointed lawyers to handle a dispute with Florida over regional water rights. State officials have appointed Seth Waxman, Chris, Landau and Craig Primis as Georgia’s litigation team in the dispute. The team will also include Georgia attorneys Bruce Brown, Todd Silliman and John Allen.
Florida officials have asked the United States Supreme Court to divide the water rights of the Chattahoochee, Flint, and Apalachicola between Georgia, Florida, and Alabama. This lawsuit is the latest in the long dispute between the states. Florida believes metro-Atlanta uses more water than necessary, leaving very little water for downstream communities and wildlife.
Gov. Nathan Deal says Florida should negotiate a solution, not litigate.