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
that was published two years ago in July 2011.
Manzanita Band of the
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
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
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
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