“As the weather warms up, many of us are thinking about getting outdoors. For a lot of Utahns, that means enjoying one of our Mighty Five national parks. But the 2News Investigative Team found that one park was operating in secret — at least when it came to adding a cell tower inside the park.
“If the public’s never notified, there’s no public input,” said Jeff Ruch, the west coast director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, or PEER. The group watches the National Park Service to make sure they’re playing the by rules.
- Wendy Halloran: “In your professional opinion, did they follow the rules?”
- Jeff Ruch: “No, they didn’t follow the park rules that require public notice, placement of the announcement in the Federal Registry.””