EPA approves Lac du Flambeau Band water authority

The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians will be able to run its own water program under the authority of the Environmental Protection Agency.

The Wisconsin tribe was given approval for its standard program under the Clean Water Act. The law recognizes tribal authority over water resources on reservations.

According to the EPA, 40 tribes have won similar approval for their water programs. The federal courts have rejected challenges to the treatment as state program.

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EPA approves Lac du Flambeau tribe's application (EPA 4/14)

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