By James Eik
Staff Reporter 

Bureau of Indian Affairs releases final STEP study

Document indicates that the project is compatible with local land uses


The Bureau of Indian Affairs released its final Environmental Impact Study for the proposed Spokane Tribe Economic Project (STEP), offering ways to mitigate potential impacts from three development options of the project.

Released Thursday, Jan. 31, the document comes as the first news of the project in almost a year. The BIA held a public hearing at Sunset Elementary in March last year to hear public input on STEP. There, for several hours, local representatives, Spokane Tribe members and interested residents offered their opinion on the project.

With the release of the final EIS, a 30-d...

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