Miccosukee Tribe loses motion on Everglades project
A federal judge on Thursday denied a motion by the Miccosukee Tribe to restart a water project in the Florida Everglades.

The tribe wants the state to restart construction on a large reservoir. But Judge Federico Moreno said the project can wait on a proposed $1.75 billion buyout of key Everglades property.

The tribe claims the deal is another way for the state to delay efforts to protect the Everglades, its ancestral homelands. Moreno said he will continue to monitor progress.

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