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By Andi Bourne

Cottonwood Pit Subjected to Extended Review


November 23, 2017

SEELEY LAKE – The Department of Environmental Quality subjected Deer Creek Excavating, LLC’s application for Opencut Mining Permit to extended review. They felt public comments received at the Nov. 2 public meeting indicated that substantial issues regarding groundwater and hours of operation were not adequately satisfied by the proposed Plan of Operation.

The proposed Cottonwood Pit is 26.5 acres located approximately four miles east of Seeley Lake in Powell County. Owner of Deer Creek Excavating Gary Lewis will be operating the pit.

DEQ’s notice of extended review outlined two subst...

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