Glenwood Quarry Expansion
Partners: City of Glenwood Springs, Glenwood Springs Citizens' Alliance, Glenwood Springs Post Independent, KDNK Community Access Radio
Airport Origin : Aspen, Colorado
EcoFlight flew KDNK, the mayor of Glenwood Springs, Glenwood Springs Citizens’ Alliance, and the Glenwood Springs Post Independent over a proposed mine near Glenwood to raise awareness about the proposed quarry in Glenwood, elevate the story in the media.
The Glenwood Springs area community is standing together in opposition to a proposed expansion of the Transfer Trail limestone quarry. Rocky Mountain Resources Industrials (RMR) is proposing to expand the existing Transfer Trail limestone quarry from the current 20 acres to a highly visible open pit mine of 321 acres. The quarry expansion would create a barren scar up to the horizon line and nearly a mile wide. Other daily impacts include truck traffic, noise, dust, glaring lights, air pollution, carbon emissions, and destruction of a forested slope and wildlife habitat.