|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Sat, 17 Mar 2012 11:47:42 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] ENCROACHMENT: Spokane Tribe casino and Fairchild Air Force Base (WA)|
Environmental statement pushes Spokane Tribe's proposed casino forward NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS Associated Press March 17, 2012AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. - A big casino that the Spokane Tribe of Indians is proposing has cleared a major regulatory hurdle, but the project is drawing bitter opposition from a rival tribe and from some area business and political leaders.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs recently issued a draft environmental impact statement that allows the Spokane Tribe's proposal to continue moving forward. The proposal is opposed by the Kalispel Tribe of Indians, who fear their nearby Northern Quest Casino will lose business to the new competitor.
...A key finding of the environmental review is that the proposed casino will not impact Fairchild Air Force Base, one of Eastern Washington's largest employers.
Some Spokane business leaders are not so sure. They worry that a crowded casino under the flight line of the air tanker base might prompt the military to close Fairchild in the future.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.therepublic.com/view/story/ 267efbbe43bf4396ad816f2bab57d975/WA--Indian-Casino-Conflict/
-- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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