The location of Granite Construction's and Tree Farm's proposed I-80 South Quarry on the South side of Parleys Canyon.

Opinion: Don’t allow a rock quarry up Parleys Canyon

Feb 14, 2024, 3:07pm MST

Let us state this clearly: Parleys Canyon, the entrance to the beautiful Salt Lake Valley, should not be home to a mine.

No one should doubt the need for rock quarries in order to keep up with the steady population growth along the Wasatch Front. The rock aggregate products that come from such quarries are required for home construction, sidewalks, highways and many other things that people rely on in order to live and prosper.

But it should be equally obvious that the siting of these quarries must be delicately balanced against the health, safety and environmental needs of nearby residents.

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