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Judge: Treaty doesn't apply to permit process
Friday, April 4, 2003

A judge in Virginia has rejected a treaty rights claim of the Mattaponi Tribe.

The tribe said 17th-century treaty prohibits construction of a massive reservoir . But the judge said the State Water Control Board doesn't have to consider the treaty when awarding water permits.

The judge is considering other arguments against the project.

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Judge rejects part of reservoir suit (The Hampton Roads Daily Press 4/4)

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