Tenth Circuit Court Rules in Favor of Vail Again

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SAM Magazine--Vail, Colo., August 10, 1999--For the second time, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver ruled unanimously in favor of the U.S. Forest Service and Vail Associates regarding Vail's Category III expansion.

The decision reaffirmed that the Forest Service properly analyzed and addressed the projected impacts that the expansion may have on Canada Lynx and that the Forest Service also properly followed the process for review and approval of the project.

"The decision once again reaffirms Category III as an environmentally viable project that should go ahead," said Andy Daly, president of Vail Associates. "It's time to put these legal wranglings behind us and move forward."

It remains to be seen whether protesters will return to the construction site to set up blockades as they did in early July.