BIA To Study Impact Of Proposed Tribal Casino In Illinois

Law360, New York (January 6, 2016, 10:34 PM EST) -- The Bureau of Indian Affairs signaled its intent Wednesday to study the environmental and community impacts of a proposed gambling facility for a Kansas tribe on land that is currently used for farming in Illinois.

The BIA, a bureau within the U.S. Department of the Interior, made its announcement in the Federal Register to solicit public feedback on potential issues, concerns and alternatives to the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation’s proposed Class II gambling project in Illinois’ DeKalb County.

“The proposed action encompasses the various federal approvals which may be required to implement the tribe’s proposed economic development project, including approval of...

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