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North Fork Rancheria Casino EIS Upheld by Federal Court
September 6, 2016

A federal judge rejected what she termed a “scorched earth” and wide-ranging legal challenge to the North Fork Rancheria’s proposed casino north of Fresno, CA. U.S. District Court Judge Beryl Howell dismissed an array of arguments raised by casino opponents who have been fighting the project for years. “While the plaintiffs’ many concerns about the impending casino development are understandable, the law is not on their side,” Howell wrote. The proposed gaming-resort complex includes an approximately 250,000 square foot casino with bars, restaurants, a food court, and a 200- room hotel on a 305-acre parcel adjacent to Highway 99. Extensive mitigation measures have been incorporated into the project to address potential environmental and social impacts. Analytical Environmental Services (AES) worked closely with the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, to prepare the NEPA Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed project.

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