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Utah Supreme Court Rejects Gravel Quarry Expansion

Utah Supreme Court Rejects Gravel Quarry Expansion

Posted - Nov. 24, 2004 at 7:31 a.m.



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The Utah Supreme Court says a historic gravel quarry in Parley's Canyon east of this city can't double in size.

A county decision to let Harper Contracting expand its limestone and gravel operation to 62.2 acres on the north side of the canyon that holds Interstate 80 was reversed by a lower court.

The Supreme Court yesterday upheld that lower court's ruling.

The conservation group Save Our Canyons claimed a victory.

But deputy county attorney Thomas Christensen says the expansion was an integral part of a remediation plan.

He says it would have lessened the steep pitches of the gravel pit, installed terraces, added soil supplement and vegetation and give it a more natural look.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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