Unfortunately the red carpet to Yellowstone faces new threats. Riverside Contracting, Inc. has submitted a permit to develop a gravel pit and asphalt plant on Hwy 89 south of Emigrant. Read more here: Gravel Pit proposed in Paradise Valley.
DEQ is accepting comments on the proposal this month and will make a decision on the permit by July 1st. Submit your comments via email to: DEQOpencut@mt.gov. DEQ has requested that the community submit comments by June 27th in order to allow DEQ staff adequate time to meaningfully respond.
DEQ will host a community meeting on June 20th at the Emigrant Hall from 7:00-9:00pm to discuss the proposal and answer community concerns.
RSVP and share the invite: HERE
Please encourage all of your friends and neighbors to attend the meeting and to submit comments about the potential environmental, social and economic impacts from the project. View the permit:
It is important to include all of your concerns. Please do not feel like you have to be an expert to submit comments. For more information call DEQ Opencut Administrator, Jana Gruber. (406-444-3920). Opencut mining is governed by the Opencut Mining Act.
For more information call PCEC’s Michelle Uberuaga, 406-223-4714 or your neighbor and community liason, Bob Parker, at 406-600-8762.