Mohawk Mountain Casino 20050323

Mohawk Mountain Casino 20050323

March 23, 2005 Official Statement from Orange Environment (OEI)

OEI v. Casinos

If the environmental impact statements for the Sullivan casinos continue to ignore the impacts of the projects on Orange County, then OEI is prepared to take the Bureau of Indian Affairs into federal court under the provisions of the APA (administrative procedures act) and NEPA to challenge the adequacy of the environmental review that has been done.

OEI needs to enlist residents in Sullivan as members to ensure that we have “standing” to bring this action. It is preferable that we get members signed up who live as close as possible to the casino sites themselves. Membership is $30 for an individual and $45 for a family. All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

Who is Orange Environment? Orange Environment (OE or OEI) is a twenty three year-old non-profit, tax exempt (501(C)3) environmental organization dedicated to protecting the environment and communities of our region. OE serves Orange County, New York and the surrounding border areas of the Hudson Valley and New York and New Jersey Highlands between the Hudson and Delaware Rivers.

Donations can be sent to: Orange Environment, PO Box 25, Goshen, NY 10924, Tel: 845-294-5852, Email: oeoffice@warwick.net , Web: www.orangeenvironment.org , Executive Director: Kathy Baker Skafidas.