Court upholds Ala. tribe's water system

3/31/09

The federal appeals court in Atlanta has confirmed the right of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians to operate its own water system in southern Alabama. The Freemanville Water System, a rural water authority that supplies parts of Escambia County, said the tribe's plans encroached on its territory, which it claimed was protected by provisions of a 1961 law that govern water

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