California: Final environmental report available on Redding Rancheria’s plan to expand, move casino

California: Final environmental report available on Redding Rancheria’s plan to expand, move casino

Article brief provided by Redding Record Searchlight
  • David Benda, Redding Record Searchlight
March 31, 2024 5:03 PM
  • David Benda, Redding Record Searchlight

A decision on Redding Rancheria’s controversial plan to relocate its Win-River Resort and Casino to freeway frontage property along the Sacramento River could come later this spring.

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The project’s Final Environmental Impact Statement was published in the Federal Register on Friday and is available for public review, the U.S. Department of Interior Bureau of Indian Affairs said.

The public comment period ends April 29, 2024, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs could decide on the project after that date.

In a statement emailed to the Record Searchlight, the Rancheria said it was happy that the final environmental impact report is available, noting that it is the last step in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act and the tribe “eagerly awaits a positive final decision.”