Feb 10 2011 -- Mar 10 2011 Curry Planning Commission Turns Down Gravel Mining
In this photo, the Old Mill Site is just left of the end of the rainbow.Tidewater Contractors’ application to renew its permit to mine gravel at the “Old Mile Site” on the Rogue River has been rejected by the Curry County Planning Commission.
Oregon Shores, joined by the Curry Sportfishing Association, Rogue Riverkeeper and other groups, opposed the gravel mining permit.
Tidewater had been found by the state’s Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI) to have taken gravel in violation of its permit. The company had to return the gravel it had removed and restore the site. These violations were among the grounds cited by opponents in asking that the permit not be renewed.
The City of Gold Beach also opposed the permit, due to concerns that the mining operation could affect the city’s water supply. The intake is located near the mine site.
The permit was rejected January 29. Tidewater is likely to appeal the decision to the Curry County commissioners, although has not done so as yet.
Tidewater also needs permits from DOGAMI and the Department of Environmental Quality, which won’t go through while the company lacks a land use permit.
Articles on topic 'Curry: Gravel Mining':
Sep 5 2011 Oregon Shores Seeks Again to Protect Rogue from Mining
May 5 2011 Efforts to Block Tidewater’s Gravel Mining Succeed
Feb 10 2011 Curry Planning Commission Turns Down Gravel Mining
Jul 28 2010 Efforts to Protect the Lower Rogue From Gravel Mining Continue
Apr 5 2010 Gravel Mining Continues to Threaten Chetco River, Rogue Estuary
Feb 15 2010 LUBA: Tidewater May Apply for Wedderburn In-stream Mining
Oct 28 2009 South Coast Rivers: Gravel Mining Continues
Jul 23 2009 Results of Hearing on Gravel Mining on Elk
Jul 21 2009 Curry County Hearing July 21 on Gravel Mining in Elk River
Jun 6 2009 Two More Victories on Gravel Mining on the Rogue
May 28 2009 Third Hearing Scheduled on Gravel Mining near Old Mill Site
Apr 23 2009 Tidewater Requests "Interpretation" of Estuary Boundaries
Apr 1 2009 ACOE Solicits Comments on Tidewater Application on Elk River
Sep 24 2008 Two Victories on Gravel Mining on the Rogue
Sep 23 2008 New Guide to Permitting for Instream Gravel Mining
New Guide to Permitting for Instream Gravel Mining
Aug 7 2008 Gravel Mining on the Rogue
Nov 1 2007 Chetco River Gravel Mining
Nov 1 2007 Rogue River Gravel Mining
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