Garfield County staff to present findings on non-compliance

The Glenwood Springs Citizens’ Alliance (GSCA) issued a complaint to Garfield County last November alleging several violations of Rocky Mountain Resources’ (RMR) county special use permit (SUP).

This upcoming Monday, March 25, Garfield County staff will present the findings of their investigation to the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC).

The county’s staff report validates most of the claims made by the GSCA and notes that RMR appears to be in violation of the following permit areas:

  • The size of the site / disturbance of area
  • The products they are mining
  • Processing between December 15 and April 15
  • Compliance issues with their maintenance agreement
  • Exploratory drilling

Click here to see the full staff report.

The afternoon session on Monday begins at 1:00 pm (108 8th Street, Room 100).  The RMR agenda item is the second item in the afternoon session.

Please attend and tell the commissioners that they should enforce the requirements of RMR’s permit and require them to cease all operations that they don’t comply with. If you’re unable to attend, please email or call our county commissioners to voice your concerns.

Here is their contact information:
Tom Jankovsky, District 1, 970-384-3665, Click here to email
John Martin, District 2, 970-945-5004, ext. 1010, Click here to email
Mike Samson, District 3, 970-625-5914, Click here to email

Please note that comments can only address RMR’s current operation and permit violations.  RMR’s future expansion plans are not a topic that can be addressed during this meeting.

As always, thank you for your support and efforts.  Our community is worth fighting for!

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