More Problems Unvailed
The Vail ski resort in Colorado is in environmental hot water again and could get slapped with millions of dollars in fines for building a temporary dirt road that is spilling sediment into a protected wetlands area. The road, which Vail says was accidentally built in the wrong place, was supposed to be used by logging trucks to remove more than a million board-feet of cut timber from an area where the resort is planning an expansion. The Army Corps of Engineers has now closed the road. The EPA will determine whether the resort violated the Clean Water Act and how much it should pay in fines. Vail has already raised the ire of enviros with its plans for a large expansion into backcountry areas.