We can't get no water let the .... burn.
USACE will be shutting off Atlanta's water, and they have the court case to prove it. Too bad Sonny wasn't able to get this issue resolved before the end of his 8 year term. With a GOP state legislature. And GOP control of the two other states involved. And GOP control of the nation as a whole. Heckuva job, guys.
Maybe it ain't his fault. I guess 8 years just ain't enough time to hash out an agreement with those intractable individuals in Alabama and Florida. Maybe there were other pressing matters on his agenda. I mean, how many of those 6 million people in metro Atlanta use water, anyway?
Bob Barr's a little peeved about the situation.
Speaking of the USACE and misuse of water, I'd like to remind Atlanta to be careful - you can't sue some government organizations for damages that may result of said organization's decisions. I mean, a city that has no legal access to nearby water? Why would anyone want to live there?
Lastly, the Chinese character for crisis combines "danger" and "opportunity." We have pipelines for oil and gas running from South Louisiana to Illinois & other points north. Let us now build pipelines for water. They can run from New Orleans' outflow canals up to Lake Sidney Lanier or anywhere in the Atlanta metro area that is convenient.
We could trade water in exchange for road construction crews to take down I-10 over N. Claiborne Ave. Or they could send us some of that red clay to make levees with. Or cold, hard cash. Whichever is easiest.