Squaw Valley Holdings has had a great owner in Andy Wirth since 2010 and it has become a destination in the Reno Tahoe region. Wirth has grown with the region, watching his company expand, thus making him somewhat of a vital figure. Not one to leave his beliefs by the door, Wirth quickly established himself as someone who speaks up for what he believes in and his eventual appointment to the Reno Tahoe Airport Board was just the icing on the cake. Now, in the Reno Gazette-Journal, Wirth got the opportunity to expound and proclaim his support of the Clean Power Plan.
When it comes to making a difference in local politics nothing matters more than making your voice heard, at least according to Andy Wirth. On the subject of clean power there is really no reason not to be vocal. Wirth advocated Reno-Tahoe locals to push their elected officials to support the Clean Power Plan, urging people all the way from the state government to Congress to come together and actually lead in an important way. Wirth called the CPP a “crux moment” in the countries push toward clean energy, making it very clear where his beliefs in climate change were aligned.
On the topic of climate change the facts are immutable, at least to Wirth. The Squaw Valley CEO cited the poor air breathing quality, the rampant forest fires, and the undeniable carbon footprint that their community leaves as reason to make change happen sooner than later. Wirth spoke of his disdain for dirty energy and of his faith in the clean energy movement. Many people think clean energy will come “late” but Wirth thinks that time time is “now, not at some distant point” off in the future. His words were ringing in both truth and sincerity and it is clear that his position is going to gain steam.
Andy Wirth has been in the region since 2010 when he took over the Squaw Ski Valley Holdings. Since then Squaw Valley has turned into one of the biggest tourist destinations in the area, a fact that should not be lost upon readers.