San Francisco based organization has created an automated public comment generator for opposing the project.
Thursday, June 4, 2015, NewEnglandSkiIndustry.com
With a state public comment period set to end, the Sierra Club has stepped up its involvement in a bid to block the privately funded Mount Sunapee West Bowl expansion, creating an automated comment submission form.
Headquartered in San Francisco, The Sierra Club's New Hampshire chapter has declared Mount Sunapee's proposed expansion "should not be allowed to go forward" according to the Union Leader.
The Sierra Club has also fought privately funded expansion projects at Loon and Waterville Valley. It did not, however, weigh in on the semi-private racing facility being constructed at state-run Cannon Mountain, including what will be the widest trail in the state running up the middle of the previously protected Mittersill area.
In his April draft approval of the project New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic Development (DRED) Commissioner Jeffrey Rose tentatively signed off on plans for a new lift, base lodge, and trails largely in the privately owned West Bowl area. In exchange for the approval, the operators would donate 410 acres of land to the state, including the 150 acres hosting the new ski terrain.
The public comment period is set to expire on Friday, June 5.