Glenwood Springs Citizens’ Alliance Requests BLM Action

Glenwood Springs Citizens’ Alliance Requests BLM Action

The Glenwood Springs Citizens’ Alliance (GSCA) is continuing its efforts to educate and inform our community about the concerns we have with the potential Transfer Trail Mine expansion on public lands above the City of Glenwood Springs.  As part of our efforts, we submitted a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request on June 12 to the BLM requesting all documentation and permits associated with the quarry.  By law, they have 20 working days to respond to the request, yet BLM has so far failed to provide a single document.

Today, the Citizens’ Alliance submitted a formal letter to the BLM outlining several apparent violations of RMR’s existing permit.  We are requesting that the BLM immediately investigate and enforce the provisions of the existing mining permit and federal law.  The letter references several BLM inspection reports and RMR documents which raise serious questions about whether RMR is selling rock and other common minerals not authorized by the BLM’s approvals in the 1980s (which were limited to the mining of chemical grade limestone), RMR having exceeded their permit boundary, and conducting unauthorized drilling, among other issues.  Click here to see the full letter.

To date, BLM seems to have taken no significant action against the company to protect the public interest.  RMR’s proposed drastic expansion of the mine above Glenwood has significant potential negative impacts to our community.  Our concerns are furthered by the BLM’s apparent lack of regulatory oversight by BLM, despite the mounting evidence.

Thank you for your continued support. Together we can make a difference.


Glenwood Springs Citizens’ Alliance




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