Impact of new Md. casino ought to be examined [Letter]

December 27, 2013

The news about the appearance of a new gambling casino is becoming routine and without serious clamor from any of our illustrious elected officials — or newspaper as well ("MGM was the right bet," Dec. 24).

The utilities to operate these newly created villages are tremendous and a drain on the already existing supply. Added on to the abundant gas and electric necessary to fuel these entities are the maxed-out water and sewer systems. And finally, there is this clearing of the land of trees, brush, etc., which will deprive homes to all its natural inhabitants.

May I suggest that before these "masters of the bulldozer" are given the green light for their imposition on the lands of this state, an independent impact study be accomplished for approval or disapproval?

Bernard Helinski, Baltimore

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