Ski Resort Plans and Environmental Concerns

February 4, 2015
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skiing(Salt Lake City/Park City Utah)- FOX 13 News has learned a massive plan to turn the central Wasatch Mountains into one of the world’s largest playgrounds may not happen at all now. The plan to link Utah’s most popular ski resorts together, known as “One Wasatch,” may be put on hold if a proposal known as “Mountain Accord” advances. “One Wasatch” has had plenty of opposition from environmental groups and backcountry enthusiasts. “By further development, we are strangling the golden goose,” said Jamie Kent, the president of the Wasatch Backcountry Alliance. “This will not be the place that it is if we continue to develop. It needs to be protected and preserved. “Mountain Accord, made up of local governments, ski resorts and environmentalists, is creating a sort-of “master plan” for the central Wasatch Mountains. It deals with transportation, recreation, development, economy and watershed. Under the blueprint being announced on Wednesday, Mountain Accord would preserve areas from development.

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