Fla. moves to condemn tribe's land
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Florida state water managers are moving to condemn 375 acres of land owned by the Miccosukee Tribe.

The South Florida Water Management District claims it needs the land as part of an $8 billion effort to clean up the Everglades, a restoration plan that enjoys Bush administration support. But the tribe has challenged the initiative and says it won't let the land be seized.

The water district is currently challenging the tribe in the Supreme Court. The tribe won a decision to force the district to comply with federal clean water requirements.

Get the Story:
State moves to seize tribe's wetland tract (The Miami Herald 12/13)

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