State may learn by fall if water war suit proceeds

Georgia might hear by fall whether the U.S. Supreme Court should take on a Florida legal action alleging Georgia has harmed Apalachicola Bay by using too much water, the head of Georgia’s Environmental Protection Division said Thursday.

Justices have asked the Department of Justice’s Office of Solicitor General whether the case should proceed, and it usually takes the office six to nine months to give its opinion, Jud Turner said at a luncheon meeting of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors.

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