California county appeals tribe’s casino construction

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Butte County supervisors have decided to appeal a federal court ruling allowing the Chico Rancheria Mechoopda to build a casino between Oroville and Chico. The county claims the casino’s backers are a collection of 11 unrelated groups that have little in common with the historic Mechoopda tribe. Oroville Supervisor Bill Connelly also says the casino would harm the county’s groundwater and natural resources.