Cowlitz Casino Approved
December 23, 2010

The Bureau of Indian Affairs announced the approval of the acquisition of 152 acres of land in trust for the Cowlitz Tribe of Indians in Clark County, Washington, north of Portland. AES prepared the Environmental Impact Statement for the project. The newly acquired lands will serve as the initial reservation of the Cowlitz Tribe, which was federally acknowledged by the United States in 2000. The Cowlitz Tribe intends to conduct Class III gaming on the newly acquired lands pursuant to the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA).

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