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Tejon Indian casino proposed for south of Bakersfield moves forward after years of work

Sam Morgen May 2, 2019

“Potential issues brought up in the scoping process included concerns over increased crime and worse air quality from the industrial operations that would take place at the casino.

A watchdog group from Frazier Park said the casino complex would require the destruction of several Kern Lake Yokuts villages.

“Even if the artifacts are removed to a tribal repository at Bakersfield University (as is proposed), this formerly highly populated and therefore highly important site will be obliterated,” the watchdog group wrote.

A total of 164 comment letters were received by the bureau for its scoping report. Of the letters, 135 individuals signed a statement opposing the casino on the grounds that it would not be good for the environment or families in Kern County.

A quick review of the comments did not reveal any in support of the casino.”

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