GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo.
The Glenwood Spring’s Citizens’ Alliance was rallying to oppose a proposal from a Los Angeles and Denver-based company aiming to blast and crush 5 million tons of rock annually for over two decades.
Thursday, the BLM confirmed with Representative Scott Tipton’s office, it’s preparing to conduct an environmental assessment of the proposal.
The city had set aside $1.25 million to fight the proposal to haul 450 truckloads of rock daily to fill up rail cars.
Glenwood Springs Mayor, Jonathan Godis says this expansion will injure the city’s half a billion dollar tourism economy.
The load-out facility is minutes away from many of Glenwood Springs’ economic drivers.
The Citizens’ Alliance goal is to inform city residents of what’s being done to stop the limestone quarry expansion.
Representative Tipton responded to this news by saying, ” The BLM should move with an abundance of caution in such a potentially fragile and not fully known hydro-logic area.”