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Carolinas in legal fight over river
By MEG KINNARD, Associated Press Writer 1 hour, 32 minutes ago
COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina's attorney general asked the
U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday to stop North Carolina from draining millions of gallons from a river that provides drinking water and electricity to both states.
The lawsuit comes as drought conditions worsen in the Carolinas and vivid images of a severe dry spell five years ago linger in the minds of locals.
"There's nothing more precious than water except maybe oxygen," South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster said at a news conference announcing the lawsuit. "So far, the oxygen supply seems to be all right, but we're running out of water."