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(The Daily Record/Lizzy McLellan)

Appeal filed in environmental challenge to Horseshoe Casino

Eight city residents who sued over alleged environmental violations caused by construction of the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore have appealed a federal judge’s decision to dismiss the case.

Judge Richard D. Bennett last month ruled in part that five plaintiffs lacked standing to file suit and CBAC Gaming LLC, which is operating the casino, has the proper state and federal environmental  permits for the discharge coming from the site.

The lawsuit also named as defendants the mayor and City Council, the Baltimore Development Corp. and Maryland Chemical Co. Inc., which operated at the site from 1952 until 2008.

Bennett had previously dismissed two other lawsuits over the environmental impact of the casino, which is scheduled to open next week.

The lawsuit under appeal is Sherrill, et al. v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore et al., 1:13-cv-02768-RDB.