(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) The northeast flank of Grandeur Peak, pictured on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021, would be the site of a massive limestone under a proposal by a Parleys Canyon property owner.

Salt Lake County mining ban draws lawsuit from Parleys quarry developers

By Brian Maffly  | May 17, 2022, 6:00 a.m.
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Looking to kick open a regulatory path for a new limestone quarry in Parleys Canyon, a Utah company has filed a lawsuit seeking to invalidate Salt Lake County’s recent ban on mining.
Tree Farm LLC owns land under Grandeur Peak, where it seeks to carve open a pit for extracting and crushing stone needed in Utah’s construction boom. But before the company could apply for conditional use permits, the Salt Lake County Council last month barred new mines in the Wasatch foothills.

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