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Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

Fight over Everglades refuge pits Florida against feds

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South Florida water officials are threatening to cancel a lease with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over management of a 144,000-acre wildlife refuge in the Everglades. The Miami Herald reports that the South Florida Water Management District owns the land occupied by the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, but the federal agency operates the refuge. State water officials claim the federal agency has done a lousy job of maintaining the refuge, especially when it comes to controlling a…

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