The Glenwood Springs Citizens’ Alliance (GSCA) is continuing to review Rocky Mountain Resources’ (RMR) initial proposal and is preparing for RMR’s re-submission to the BLM. The BLM is requiring substantial additions to RMR’s previous proposal before they can begin the NEPA (National Environmental Policy Act) review process.
BLM recently sent GSCA the second installment of files as part of the June 2018 FOIA request. We are working to analyze more than 1,700 pages of documents.
These documents included a Google Earth file, which we believe represents an outline of the 440 acres RMR is proposing as their new permit boundary (up from the currently permitted 15.7 acres). RMR’s proposal notes that of the 440 permit acres, “only” 320 of those acres would be “disturbed.”
We also anxiously await the results of Garfield County’s investigation into potential RMR violations of their Garfield County Special Use Permit (SUP). The investigation should be drawing to a close in the coming weeks with direction coming from the county commissioners within the next month. The GSCA will be sure to keep you informed of their findings and opportunities for public engagement.
Thank you for your continued support, our community is worth fighting for!