Local organizations, individuals sue UDOT over Little Cottonwood Canyon gondola plan

Posted on AllSides December 4th, 2023
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SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) — A lawsuit filed Monday challenges the Utah Department of Transportation‘s gondola project in Little Cottonwood Canyon. The lawsuit, filed by Friends of Alta, International Outdoor Recreation Asset Alliance, and several individuals, states the plan exceeds the authority delegated it to it by the Federal Highway Administration and violates environmental regulations. Additionally, the lawsuit states UDOT ignored the majority of public comments regarding the construction. As part of the responsibilities for the transportation project, court documents state, UDOT was required to comply with the National Environmental...

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