POLITICO: Colorado mine’s ties to Interior secretary unsettle tourist town

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 the 16-acre limestone mine has kicked off a battle that stretches to the office of Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, whose former employer is lobbying for the project. MORE

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