ONE of the catalysts, which sparked the drafting of the American Constitution, was a long-running and sometimes bloody dispute between the states of Maryland and Virginia, over the use and control of the Potomac River. Although the battle is no longer bloody, wrangling continues between the two US states, with the Maryland State Court this month came down in favour of Virginia over the proposed construction of a 725 foot water pipeline in to the river, which

Maryland objected to on environmental grounds. Another separate but related ...

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