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Martis Valley West court decision appealed requesting further environmental impact studies

Hannah Jones, Sierra Sun
May 21, 2018

Despite Placer County Superior Court’s decision in March to halt progress on the Martis Valley West Project, three local environmental groups have filed an appeal, claiming the decision to set aside the plans did not address several other significant environmental impacts the project could have on Martis Valley West.

Superior Court Judge Michael W. Jones ruled that Placer County failed to provide sufficient analysis on emergency evacuation routes in the event of a wildfire.

The environmental groups behind the appeal, the League to Save Lake Tahoe, Mountain Area Preservation and Sierra Watch, are asking a panel of three judges for the Court of Appeal to take into account additional environmental impacts the project may have including higher levels of traffic and its overall effect on the Tahoe Basin and the lake’s water clarity.

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