Maryland County Protests Oklahoma Tribe's Plans For Landfill

Date: April 6, 2004

Source: News Room

The Delaware Nation Indian tribe of Anadarko, Okla. has expressed interest in building a landfill on a 481-acre site in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Local officials are opposed to the idea, and also fear that a casino could be built on the land. County officials have contacted the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs (, contending that the proposal is a "transparent" attempt to avoid local land-use laws by National Waste Managers Inc., a company that has long sought to place a landfill on the site. Anne Arundel officials have not documented a connection between the company and the tribe.
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