Maine tribes agreed to state oversight
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FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2002

Two Maine tribes have dropped their objection to state control of water quality on and near their reservations.

The Passamaquoddy Tribe and the Penobscot Nation agreed to allow the state to issue federal water permits. In return, they will be consulted by the state.

The agreement is the result of long-running negotiations between the state and the tribes. A dispute arose when the Environmental Protection Agency gave permitting authority under the Clean Water Act to the state but reserved judgment on Indian Country.

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Tribes, state move to settle water dispute (The Bangor Daily News 4/12)

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