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Lawsuit: Resort development threatens rare butterfly


November 29, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Plans to expand a mountain resort outside Las Vegas to offer recreation opportunities during summer months have sparked a lawsuit from conservationists worried about the effects on a rare butterfly and its habitat.

The Center for Biological Diversity filed a federal lawsuit on Nov. 19 to block the expansion of the Lee Canyon Ski Area, a ski resort in the Spring Mountains about 25 miles (40 kilometers) from Las Vegas, claiming proposed mountain biking trails and other development proposals could threaten the area's endangered Mount Charleston blue butterfly.

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