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Snowbird Owner Threatens Own Resort, All Skiing, With Alaska Coal Mine Proposal

By Morey Burnham

August 18, 2009

A huge coal strip-mining operation proposed on Alaska s Chuitna River by the owner of the Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort in Utah has drawn the ire of groups concerned about the mine s contribution to global warming.

Richard Bass, who owns the prominent Utah resort, has partnered with William H. Hunt to form PacRim Coal LLC, which has submitted permit applications to build a coal mine directly on top of 11 miles of prime salmon fisheries feeding the Cook Inlet.

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Tagged with: climate change, salmon, coal, richard bass, chuitna, snowbird, william h. hunt, ski area citizen's coalition


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