Bloomberg Law
Nov. 20, 2020, 4:15 PM

Nevada Ski Area’s Expansion Challenged Over Threat to Butterfly

Maya Earls
Maya Earls
Legal Reporter

Expansion of a ski area an hour from Las Vegas should be stopped because the Trump Administration failed to take a hard look at its impact on sensitive resources in Nevada, including on the endangered Mount Charleston blue butterfly, an environmental group says in a lawsuit filed in federal court.

The lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada challenges the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Forest Service’s environmental review of an expansion to the Lee Canyon Ski Area.

The proposal would disturb hundreds of acres within the Spring Mountain National Recreation Area and add ...