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Judge grants 60-day stay in Oklahoma tribal water rights case

A federal judge grant a 60-day stay in a water rights lawsuit filed by the Choctaw Nation and the Chickasaw Nation.

The tribes have been in mediation with the state over their claim to the water in southeastern Oklahoma. The stay gives the parties more time to hammer out a possible settlement.

“We think taking additional time to negotiate these very complex issues could be a positive development, because we continue to believe a negotiated resolution is in the best interest of everyone concerned," tribal attorney Mike Burrage told The Oklahoman.

The tribes say they were promised the water by their treaties.

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Oklahoma water rights lawsuit granted another 60-day stay by federal judge (The Oklahoman 5/24)

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