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.
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