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Two California tribes still pursuing off-reservation casino bids
Thursday, August 15, 2013
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Two California tribes are still pursuing off-reservation casinos although the Bureau of Indian Affairs appears to be moving very slowly on the projects.
The Los Coyotes
Band of Cahuilla and Cupeno Indians plans to build a casino in Barstow, about 100 miles from the reservation. But there's been little movement on a environmental impact
statement that was published two years ago in July 2011.
Manzanita Band of the
Kumeyaay Nation wants to build a casino in Calexico, near the U.S.-Mexico border. But the BIA hasn't issued a record of decision on a final environmental
impact statement that was published in October 2011.
Both projects have local support. But after California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) supported off-reservation casinos for the Enterprise Rancheria and
the North Fork
Rancheria of Mono Indians, tribes with existing casinos, state lawmakers and opposition groups have been looking for ways to stop new developments.
Get the Story:
Casinos may stray from the reservation
(Capitol Weekly 8/15)
Federal Register Notices:
Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and
Cupeño Indians' 23-Acre Fee-to-Trust Transfer and Casino-Hotel Project, City of
Barstow, San Bernardino County, CA (July 1, 2011)
Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Manzanita Band of Kumeyaay Indians Fee-to-Trust Transfer and Casino Project, Calexico, CA (October 7, 2011)
Editorial: Governor breaks promise on off-reservation casinos (8/12)