Wire the Tetons? Critics Say Pump the Brakes

From: Jackson Hole News & Guide

“The park’s plan, which has been kicked around internally for six years, is not a done deal. An environmental assessment outlining the project, and its expected impacts, was published last month. Comments are still being accepted, though they’re due today. The proposed infrastructure, which would run down the Teton Park Road corridor, is unique in its scope: The plan is the largest expansion of cell towers ever in a national park, according to the watchdog group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility. The singular purpose is to shore up cell signals in the frontcountry, Teton park Project Management Chief Rusty Mizelle said. Although cell companies are not being asked to reduce signal “spillover” into the backcountry, the gained coverage will not be comprehensive, he said.”

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