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Governor calls for Declaration of Economic Injury for Franklin Co
FRANKLIN CO -- Governor Rick Scott wants a "Declaration of Economic Injury" for a panhandle community because of the struggling oyster industry.
Scott says Franklin County's economy is suffering *significant* injury because of a decline in oyster harvesting.
The problem is caused by a lack of freshwater in Apalachicola Bay.
Florida moved forward with a lawsuit earlier this month.
It accuses Georgia of consuming too much fresh water from a river system that serves the bay.