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Lewis, Longman & Walker and Seminole Tribe of Florida Successful in Challenge to FPL Power Plant Rezoning

West Palm Beach, Fla., October 6, 2014 – The Circuit Court has enjoined Hendry County from rezoning land immediately adjacent to the Seminole Tribe of Florida’s Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation. The rezoning would have permitted the largest natural gas plant in the United States.  LLW argued that the rezoning was inconsistent with Hendry County’s Comprehensive Plan.  The Circuit Court concurred and granted declaratory judgment for the Seminole Tribe.  The Court’s Order prevents FPL from moving forward with the power plant.  This victory is critically important to preserving the Seminole Tribe’s way of life.

For 20 years, the attorneys at Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A., have helped the Seminole Tribe of Florida with unique legal issues including self-determination, self-governance, government to government consultation, and environmental, water and cultural resources.  At LLW we appreciate that each of our clients is unique and we offer solutions tailored to their individual needs.  We take pride in Seeing Things Differently for our clientele.  For more information, visit

To learn more about LLW, this case, or how we may be able to help you, please contact Andrew J. Baumann, Chair of Litigation at, Tara W. Duhy, Chair of Land Use at, or James E. Charles, Chair of Indian and Aboriginal Law at We also can be reached at the West Palm Beach office number (561) 640-0820.