Feds Have Power Over Okla. Reservation Mining, Judge Says

By David Holtzman (November 9, 2022, 9:03 PM EST) -- An Oklahoma federal judge on Wednesday denied the state government's claim that it retains authority over surface mining on the Muscogee (Creek), Cherokee and Choctaw Native American reservations despite a law assigning jurisdiction to the U.S. Department of the Interior....

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