Glenwood Springs Citizens’ Alliance v. U.S. Bureau of Land Management

The Glenwood Springs Citizens’ Alliance charges the U.S. Bureau of Land Management with failing to properly regulate mining activity at the Rocky Mountain Industrials’ limestone quarry. The Rocky Mountain Industrials limestone quarry operates on federally owned public land, under a mining permit issued by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. In 2018, Glenwood Springs Citizens’

Rocky Mountain Industrials Inc. v. Garfield County

Efforts by Garfield County to enforce special use permit regulations for current quarry operations resulted in RMI filing suit against Garfield County. In the fall of 2018, the Citizens’ Alliance, City of Glenwood Springs and Glenwood Caverns asked Garfield County to review operations at the RMI quarry. Non-compliance with the county special use permit was

Mine Proposal

Expansion of the permitted 15.7-acre quarry to a 321-acre mine and total permit area of 447 acres. The existing quarry and expansion are on public land. Blasting and crushing 5 million tons of rock per year over the next 20-plus years. Operations seven days a week, year-round. Development of a wider haul route along Transfer

Legal Action

Issues related to Rocky Mountain Industrials’ current quarry operations have become the subject of two lawsuits. Glenwood Springs Citizens’ Alliance v. U.S. Bureau of Land Management This case was filed on March 10, 2020, in U.S. District Court in Denver. MORE INFORMATION HERE Rocky Mountain Industrials Inc. v. Garfield County RMI filed lawsuits against Garfield

Permit Process

Permits for the project must be approved by federal, state and local governments. The lead permitting agency is the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), since the existing quarry and the proposed expansion is on public land managed by BLM. If Rocky Mountain Industrials gains permit approval from BLM, it must also seek permits for