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Watchdog sues for records relaing to planned cell tower expansion in Grand Teton NP

Washington, DC — For the past five years, Grand Teton National Park has pursued the biggest expansion of commercial wireless infrastructure in any park in the country while keeping the public in the dark and ignoring both federal laws and agency rules, according to records posted today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER).  To surmount the Park’s refusal to disclose documents requested under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), PEER today filed a lawsuit in federal district court.

In June 2017, Grand Teton published a four-page “scoping” newsletter on a “Telecommunications Infrastructure Plan” for “installation of a fiber optic cable network and wireless telecommunications facilities at strategic developed locations within the park and potentially connecting to Yellowstone National Park’s south entrance.”  This short publication asked for public comment but gave no detail as to how many cell towers and other facilities would be built and where, or the extent of proposed coverage.



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