Letter: Nothing in RMR strip mine proposal would improve our lives

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, BHFS listed RMR among its clients. It’s no coincidence that an owner of BHFS, working to grease the skids for the RMR strip mine, is the father of RMR’s CEO, Chad Brownstein.

It’s also no coincidence that BHFS is deploying two former top-level BLM and U.S. Dept. of Interior officials, Jon Hrobsky and Luke Johnson, as lobbyists. They’ll be working to win approvals for RMR’s strip mine plan from these same federal agencies. MORE

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