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Squaw Valley expansion blocked by appeals court

Scott Sonner, Nevada Appeal
August 26, 2021

A California appeals court has blocked the expansion of famed Squaw Valley ski resort because the development plan fails to adequately address potential harm to air and water quality, as well as increased noise levels and traffic in the area.

A three-judge panel of California’s Third District Court of Appeals granted parts of two appeals brought by Sierra Watch. It reversed a state judge’s 2018 ruling and ordered the lower court in Placer County to issue a new ruling specifying additional actions the resort must take to ensure the new development complies with the California Environmental Quality Act.

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