Garfield County Approves Moratorium on Mining Permits

GLENWOOD SPRINGS—The Garfield County Board of Commissioners imposed a moratorium on new or amended mining and gravel projects for the next six months to allow time to create a 2030 comprehensive plan and adjust the land-use code. The moratorium means Rocky Mountain Resources cannot make changes to its special use permit for the Mid-Continent limestone quarry. Company officials say they are in the process of applying for a permit that would expand extraction operations and keep them in compliance.¬†Officials say the county and company have pending court cases against each other in court over the current special use permit.¬†Company attorney David McConaughy did not respond to a request for comment.

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