The village of Kiryas Yoek has mounted a legal challenge seeking to halt a casino proposed for Orange County in upstate New York, arguing that officials in nearby communities failed to consider the environmental impacts of the project when they signed on in support, the AP reports.
The lawsuit filed by the village of Kiryas Yoel alleges that the proposed Live! Hotel and Casino in South Blooming Grove would burden the local sewer system and generate traffic, noise and other negative impacts for the surrounding area.
Kiryas Yoel, a community of about 23,000 frum Yidden, is located about 50 miles north of New York City. In the lawsuit the village notes that its population is mostly Chassidish and that casino gambling is “contrary to the religious beliefs of this community.” Read more here.