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County challenges tribe's gambling plans
San Jose Mercury News,
Friday, March 23, 2007 at 8:23:39 AM
Amador County is challenging a group that plans a casino in the Plymouth area, questioning whether it qualifies as a legitimate American Indian tribe.
County officials fear another casino would usher in a wave of traffic, environmental destruction and gambling addiction. They say the U.S. Department of Interior was wrong to list the Ione Band of Miwok Indians as a federally recognized tribe.
The department ruled last September that the tribe could claim 228 acres in and around Plymouth under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.
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