Stop the Transfer Trail Limestone Quarry expansion
The Glenwood Springs area community is standing together in opposition to a proposed expansion of the Transfer Trail limestone quarry. Please join us in this cause to protect our community, our economy and our environment.
Rocky Mountain Resources Industrials (RMR) is proposing to expand the existing Transfer Trail limestone quarry from the current 20 acres to a highly visible open pit mine of 321 acres.
• Blasting and crushing 100 million tons of limestone.
• Hauling rock to a rail load-out along the Colorado River: up to 450 truck trips daily.
• Mining for at least 20 years.
• Operations year-round, seven days a week.
The quarry and all of the expansion area are on public land managed by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. We have a say in what happens!
Explore this website to learn more, and join us in opposition by signing our online petition.
The Glenwood Springs Citizens' Alliance encourages you to help STOP THE TRANSFER TRAIL MINE EXPANSION.
Quarry expansion threatens the Glenwood Springs economy
Glenwood Springs has been a well-loved tourist destination since 1885 because of its healing hot springs. People chose to vacation here to enjoy our three hot springs resorts and many other healthy outdoor activities, including skiing, hiking, cycling, boating and fishing. Glenwood Springs has never been a mining town.
Mining impacts to our environment are unacceptable
The quarry expansion would create a barren scar up to the horizon line and nearly a mile wide – a wound that would never heal. Other daily impacts include truck traffic, noise, dust, glaring lights, air pollution, carbon emissions, and destruction of a forested slope and wildlife habitat. (Red areas are the quarry expansion area.) Learn more.
Help us stop the limestone quarry expansion
Learn about the proposal put forth by Rocky Mountain Resources Industrials, track the permitting process, and find out how you can make a difference.