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Gov. Riley Says Georgia's Perdue Posturing

Albany, GA – Alabama's governor says his Georgia counterpart is engaging in saber rattling and pointless posturing on the water dispute between Alabama, Georgia and Florida.

Alabama Gov. Bob Riley made the comment Thursday after Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue said he's stepping up his own state's efforts in the water wars. Perdue said Georgia will focus on an 1859 ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court that puts Georgia's border on the western side of the Chattahoochee River. Perdue said it could require Alabama officials to request water withdrawal permits from Georgia. The river is shared by the three states.

Riley says Perdue seems to have a different strategy every day, but that doesn't change the fact that Georgia lost the most recent court ruling over water use.

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