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Bush signs $40M Isleta Pueblo settlement bill

A bill to compensate Isleta Pueblo for the federal government's mismanagement was signed into law by President Bush.

The tribe sued over contamination of wetlands on the reservation, for flooding from a diversion dam and for mismanagement of forestlands. The bill provides $40 million to settle the claims and create a restoration fund to clean and restore the land.

The tribe is located south of Albuquerque, New Mexico, along the Rio Grande.

Get the Story:
Isleta wins $40 million compensation (The Valencia County News-Bulletin 12/16)

Get the Bill:
S.3648 | H.R.5842

Relevant Links:
Isleta Pueblo -

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Isleta Pueblo settlement ready for Bush signature (11/15)