North Carolina's attorney general said Tuesday a water rights lawsuit filed by South Carolina should be settled by a river commission already appointed by both states, according to an Associated Press article.
According to the article, Attorney General Roy Cooper said allowing the Catawba-Wateree River Basin Advisory Commission to handle the dispute would save court costs.
South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster said last week that costs for the lawsuit are increasing. McMaster sued North Carolina in June 2007 in an effort to stop the state from taking water out of the 225-mile-long Catawba River. The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear the case.
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