Permitting Update: Utah

The Salt Lake County Council voted to officially oppose a proposed mining bill at the state capitol.

The bill recommended would lessen regulations to allow mines to expand with a focus on reducing the cost of sand and gravel.

Critics argued it would undermine local authority and infringe on property owners’ rights.

A similar bill filed in the Senate earlier in the legislative session died, but the new legislation has been introduced in the House.

Read the full story on KUTV.

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