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Decision Backs Miccosukee Tribe in Battle Over Everglades

miccosukee-casinoA federal judge sided with the Miccosukee Tribe and ordered the state of Florida to resume construction of a reservoir in the Everglades.

The state spent $280 million on the reservoir but halted work in order to negotiate a land swap with U.S. Sugar Corp. Judge Federico Moreno said the project must continue in order to protect the tribe from further damage to its homelands.

“Although the partial sugar land acquisition may be in the best interests of the Everglades in the very distant future, the Tribe’s environmental suffering is immediate,” Moreno wrote in the decision, The Miami Herald reported.