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To those who Love Glenwood Springs, The Glenwood Springs Citizens’ Alliance (GSCA) continues its efforts to stop the Transfer Trail mine expansion from being approved by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), an agency within the U.S. Department of Interior.  The BLM Colorado State Office in Denver and the BLM Colorado River Field Office in Silt…
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Letter: Nothing in RMR strip mine proposal would improve our lives

by Leo McKinney, Sarah Gordon, Stephen Bershenyi, Ellen Dole, Ginny Minch and Mike Gamba, Glenwood Springs Citizens’ Alliance Board of Directors Good work by Post Independent reporter Thomas Phippen to expose the link between the high-powered lobbying firm Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck and the quarry operator Rocky Mountain Resources. In a required filing to Congress,…
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POLITICO: Colorado mine’s ties to Interior secretary unsettle tourist town

The mine’s array of powerful allies is inspiring deep unease among leaders in Glenwood Springs. By BEN LEFEBVRE 06/11/2019 05:10 AM EDT The Mid-Continent quarry has sat for decades in the hills of western Colorado, where kayakers paddle the Roaring Fork River and tourists soak in the natural hot springs. But now a proposed expansion of…
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RMR to sue Garfield County

Rocky Mountain Resources has elected to sue Garfield County instead of bringing their operation into compliance with the permit or asking the Garfield County BOCC to amend the permit.  RMR claims that Garfield County doesn’t have any rights to protect the citizens from harmful mining operations.  As stated in the Post Independent article, RMR QUARRY OWNERS…
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‘Lack of response’ from BLM regarding quarry’s alleged violations prompts letter, Glenwood reps’ visit to Washington, D.C.

Matthew Bennett – https://www.postindependent.com/news/following-lack-of-response-from-blm-regarding-quarrys-alleged-ongoing-violations-glenwood-officials-mine-for-help-in-washington-d-c/ mabennett@postindependent.com A recent letter from the city of Glenwood Springs to officials in the nation’s capital — followed by a personal visit — concerning Rocky Mountain Resources’ operations at the Transfer Trail limestone quarry does not mince words. The two-page letter sent to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), in addition…
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GSCA Awarded Grant by Aspen Ski Co.

Glenwood Springs Citizens’ Alliance is pleased to announce that Aspen Ski Company’s Environment Foundation has awarded GSCA a grant to further our educational and awareness outreach.  They recognize the importance of the mine expansion issue within the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond.  Glenwood Springs Citizen’s Alliance is proud to be a part of their Public…
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Public Review Meeting- Monday, April 22

Meeting is Monday, April 22, 6PM, Glenwood Springs Middle School At last month’s Board of County Commissioner (BOCC) meeting staff presented its findings regarding Glenwood Springs Citizens’s Alliance’s (GSCA) complaint surrounding Rocky Mountain Resource’s (RMR) alleged violations of their County Special Use Permit. The staff report states that RMR appears to be violating the county’s…
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BOCC Meeting, Monday, March 25

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 25th, Garfield County staff will present the findings of their investigation to the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC).  The county’s staff report validates most…
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GWS City Council will pass ordinance opposing mine expansion

A Resolution opposing the expansion of Mine At tonight’s city council meeting, the City of Glenwood Springs will be issuing a resolution opposing the proposed expansion of RMR’s strip mine.  The meeting is scheduled for 6P at City Hall (101 West 8th Street, Glenwood Springs).  The City of Glenwood Springs is requesting:1.)  A full Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is…
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The Latest with RMR’s Proposal

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…
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