Six Utah legislators representing parts of Salt Lake County speak at a town hall event in Holladay on Wednesday. The group spent about 15 minutes answering questions from constituents about HB527, which was introduced earlier in the week. (Nicole Allen)

Salt Lake County residents, legislators fear bill would allow Parleys Canyon mine to grow

By Carter Williams, | Posted – Feb. 24, 2023 at 12:01 p.m

HOLLADAY — Salt Lake County residents and state representatives of the region are pushing back against a proposed bill that they say would allow for excessive mining in Parleys Canyon, after the county passed an ordinance banning mining in forest and recreation last year.

“They’re trying to pull the rug out … from under the regular regulatory process that (the mine) was going through,” said Rep. Doug Owens, D-Millcreek, during a legislative town hall meeting held in Holladay on Wednesday.


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