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Florida-Georgia water case official orders settlement talks

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A court official on Tuesday ordered attorneys for Florida and Georgia to try again to settle a yearslong dispute over water use in the region. Special Master Ralph Lancaster gave the states until Jan. 24 to meet and encouraged them to use a mediator. He also ordered the states to file a confidential report to him by Jan. 26 summarizing their efforts to reach a settlement. The dispute focuses on a watershed in western Georgia, eastern Alabama and the Florida…

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Florida and Georgia governors hold private meeting on water

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The governors of Florida and Georgia are discussing how to resolve a long-running water dispute. Florida Gov. Rick Scott met for an hour Tuesday with Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal at the governor’s mansion. The meeting comes as the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear a challenge from Florida seeking to limit Georgia’s withdrawals from the Chattahoochee River. Deal requested the meeting with Scott. The meeting was held behind closed doors. Florida argues that Georgia is guzzling more than its share…

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