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Tribe prevails in Michigan air quality fight

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A federal appeals court has ruled in favor of a Wisconsin-based Indian tribe in a 16-year dispute with the state of Michigan over air quality standards. Michigan challenged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's decision in 2008 to grant the Forest County Potawatomi Community's reservation the highest level of protection allowed under the federal Clean Air Act. EPA's action followed fruitless negotiations between the tribe and the state dating from the early 1990s.

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