Massachusetts Transportation Secretary Backs Wynn Resorts Key Permit Application

Massachusetts Transportation Secretary Backs Wynn Resorts Key Permit Application

Massachusetts Secretary of Transportation Stephanie Pollack said in a letter to environmental officials that gambling operator Wynn Resorts has addressed all traffic problems which will arise from the construction of its $1.7-billion casino in Everett in an sufficient way.

Ms. Pollack wrote in her letter that the higher Boston area happens to be put through research that is quite comprehensive the last ten years approximately and severe traffic dilemmas had been posed ahead of when luxury resort and casino had been proposed. In line with the Transportation Secretary such long-lasting problems could be well resolved ‘through a local working group.’

The official additionally argued that Wynn Resorts’ plan includes solutions for certain short-term problems and that the gambling operator should be provided the light that is green continue with all the construction of its property without having to be required to cope with long-term ones current a long time before it was granted the casino permit for the Grater Boston area.

Ms. Pollack’s page came shortly after Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey sent her own letter to Matthew Beaton, state Secretary of Energy and ecological Affairs, asking the state to hold his decision off on whether Wynn Resorts must be offered a vital environmental license. Mr. Beaton is expected to announce his choice no later than Friday, August 28.

The gambling operator cannot start construction on its multi-million-dollar resort before it is granted the so-called Environmental Policy Act certification.