Fla. Agency OKs $197M Deal Over Tribe's Objections

Law360, New York (August 12, 2010, 4:52 PM EDT) -- A Florida state agency voted Thursday to pay $197 million to buy 26,800 acres of land in the Everglades from U.S. Sugar Corp. for restoration, over objections by the Miccosukee tribe, which said the money should be spent on a water reservoir project.

The South Florida Water Management District approved the deal in a 6-0 vote two days after the Miccosukee tribe filed a bid to enjoin the land purchase in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

The tribe claims the purchase...
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