Pinoleville Pomo Nation disputes lawsuit over casino impact study

The Pinoleville Pomo Nation of California says it fired a company that was preparing a tribal environmental impact report on a proposed casino.

The tribe was unhappy with KENNEC, a developer said. But not before the company was paid about $117,000 for its work.

"We had to start over with another firm, so we essentially paid twice for one report," developer John Tang told The Ukiah Daily Journal.

KENNEC has filed suit in state court, alleging it is owed nearly $91,000 in compensatory damages and nearly over $70,000 in consequential damages. The company is also seeking attorneys' fees and other costs.

The tribe plans a 90,000-square-foot casino, a 72,100-square-foot hotel and a five-level parking garage. The facility will be located on the reservation.

The tribe's Class III gaming compact requires the tribe to address local impacts of the casino.

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