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August 12, 2011
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AG Strange Comments on Alabama Water Wars Appeal

Today Alabama, Florida, Alabama Power Company and the City of
Apalachicola, Florida asked the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals to
reconsider a ruling made by a three-judge panel in June that focuses on
how much water the city of Atlanta can withdraw from Lake Lanier and
the Chattahoochee River.

Following today’s filing, Attorney General Strange stated: “Because
of the importance of the waters of the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint
River Basin to the State of Alabama and its citizens, and for the reasons
set forth in the petition for rehearing, I believe that the full Eleventh
Circuit Court of Appeals should vacate the opinion issued by the three
judge panel earlier this year and rehear the case.”

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