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RMR Re-Submits Strip Mine Proposal to BLM

Formal environmental review process won’t begin until mid-2020 The Bureau of Land Management notified the Glenwood Springs Citizens’ Alliance today that Rocky Mountain Resources Aggregates has submitted a new proposal for its planned strip mine north of Glenwood Springs. The submittal arrived at BLM’s Colorado River Valley Field Office in Silt on Thursday, July 11. Under…
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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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VAIL DAILY: In Vail, U.S. secretary of the interior talks to western governors about cooperation

VAIL — While protesters nearby — but out of sight — voiced their displeasure, United States Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt and a dozen western governors talked about how to cooperate. Bernhardt was the first main speaker at this week’s meeting of the Western Governors Association, being held this year at Vail’s Hotel Talisa.…
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THE COLORADO SUN: Interior Secretary Bernhardt came home to Colorado — and the swamp monsters were waiting for him in Vail

Protest highlighted conflict over public lands policy as decision on where a new BLM agency HQ might land looms PUBLISHED ONJUN 10, 2019 6:02PM MDT Jason Blevins@jasonblevins The Colorado Sun — jason@coloradosun.com VAIL — Interior Secretary David Bernhardt is looking at every job in the Bureau of Land Management to determine two things: Is the role…
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DeFrates column: Get involved in Glenwood

by Lindsey DeFrates A massive strip mine looming over our valley. Another bank elbowing small businesses out of the downtown core. Endless construction on Seventh Street. A dearth of locally sponsored events. Affordable housing options long-extinct. Constant parking struggles, crumbling canyons and so, so many potholes. All of these stories have been written across the…
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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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