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Everglade Water Woes Spawn Tribal Suits

Law360 (October 23, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Miccosukee Tribe of Indians, environmental groups, the federal government and the state of Florida all support restoration of the Everglades, but amid contention over how best to achieve it, the Miccosukees have recently upped the stakes, firing off at least three lawsuits in the last month over water flow issues.

The most recent controversy involves Tamiami Trail, a road running from Miami to Tampa, which essentially functions as a dam that stops the natural flow of water into Everglades National Park.

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