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Department of Oil, Gas and Mining to discuss Benjamin Quarry expansion

The US Department of Oil, Gas, and Mining (DOGM) will hold a meeting, on November 9 to discuss their decision to grant tentative approval for expansion of the Benjamin Quarry on West Mountain.

Public input is allowed at the meeting. South Utah County Community Voice, a nonprofit organization, has contacted attorneys specializing in air quality, water rights and water safety, reclamation and mining codes and practices to help with opposition to the project, according to a post by the group shared on the Benjamin, Utah - Living Facebook group. They are encouraging members to share fact-based points with DOGM about the impact of expansion on the public.

Meeting information Date: November 9, 2017 Time: 10:00 a.m. Place: Division of Natural Resources, 1594 W North Temple, Salt Lake City, Rooms 1040, 1050 and 1060.

For more information, you can contact South Utah County Community Voice at