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University of Baltimore Journal of Land and Development

Abstract

The development of the Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore, MD has created its fair share of contention and controversy for local residents. The typical residential concerns surrounding casino development- disparate impacts on surrounding businesses, employment concerns, and economic impact-are not raising eyebrows in the Baltimore area; rather, residents are concerned about the environmental impacts of the casino construction and development project. Several lawsuits have been filed attempting to halt casino construction due to the chemical contaminants that are seeping into the soil and into the bay through storm drains. These suits raise an interesting issue that some state legislatures and casino developers have yet to address-the environmental consequences of casino development. Some companies, such as Penn National, are implementing sustainability programs to limit the environmental impact of casino development.

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