Water wars: What does Florida have that Georgia needs?

U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson was writing from the Middle District of Florida. “Too often, state, local, and even national government actors do not consider the long-term consequences of their decisions,” he wrote. “Local governments allow unchecked growth because it increases tax revenue, but these same governments do not sufficiently plan for the resources such unchecked growth will require. “Nor do individual citizens consider frequently enough their consumption of our scarce resources absent a crisis situation …” he wrote. “The problems faced in the (Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint) basin will continue to be repeated throughout this country, as the population grows and more undeveloped land is developed.”[email protected] 09:58

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