• Significantly increased industrial activity will dramatically increase the risk of wildfires.

  • The Parleys Canyon wildfire in 2021 (caused by sparks from one car’s catalytic converter) highlights the area’s wildfire risk.

  • There is limited phone service for emergency alerts and only one road out of MountAir community which consists of around 100 homes, all within ½ mile of the proposed quarry site.  If a fire were to occur and spread rapidly, residents could be trapped in the canyon. 

Environmental Impacts

Scenic Value  

The size and scope of the proposed I-80 South Quarry would be the largest mining operation in the Central Wasatch Mountains.

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Habitat Destruction

The proposed I-80 South Quarry would destroy hundreds of acres of habitat for elk, deer, lynx, bobcat, moose, black bear, mountain lion, golden eagle, and other species.

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Air Quality

Gravel pits are harmful to air quality due to the high volume of fugitive dust they emit. The proposed Parleys

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