Ga. Governor Questions Fla. Argument in Water Wars

MIAMI (AP) - Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue is offering new thoughts
on the water wars, wondering how Florida can preach that Georgia
isn't concerned about the environment when it's allowed development
along its coastline.

Perdue on Wednesday said Georgia has kept its coastline pristine
and yet Florida claims that Georgia is choosing the water needs of
people over the environment.

He says he would still like to reach an agreement with Florida about sharing water in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river basin, he added Florida is being disingenuous by claiming withholding water from Lake Lanier harms endangered mussels and sturgeon.

For years, Florida and Alabama have accused Georgia of withholding too much water from the lake, drying up river flows into their states.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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