Via Postnormal via Fleck, a blog about water in the Southeast. Check out the battles that site asserts are breaking out over water rights between Georgia and Alabama; I’m sure they’re eagerly perusing the history of the western states back there. The only consensus between the two seems to be that endangered species don’t much matter.
From Alabama Governor Riley’s letter to Bush:
Georgia has repeatedly framed its request as a contest between people in the Atlanta area and endangered mussels in Florida. Nothing could be further from the truth. In reality the action that Georgia seeks will have dire consequences on people and their livelihoods downstream in Alabama.