The Colorado Mined Land Reclamation Board (MLRB) recently posted the Board Order DENIAL for the application for the quarry permit on the Hitch Rack Ranch. The order outlines the testimony by both sides in the “Findings of Fact,” then the specifics of the reasons for the denial in the “Conclusions of Law,” and then the denial in “Order.” Transit Mix has 35 days to file for a judicial review from the date of the order.
The Findings in Fact and the Conclusions of Law highlight irreversible impacts the HRR Quarry would have had to the area residents only source of water and the devastating impacts to our homes and properties. With this second denial and the dismissal of the Judicial Review from the first application’s denial in Denver District Court, we hope this is the last and final chapter for a quarry on the HRR!
Rachel Riley with the Colorado Springs Gazette wrote about this HERE. Take a look!!!
And finally, here’s the actual MLRB Denial FOR DOWNLOAD: 2018-08-06_ENFORCEMENT – M2017049