By Griffen Smith
of the Pathfinder 

Elbow Lake gravel pit lawsuit goes to Supreme Court


November 16, 2023

After a Missoula District Court Judge blocked the state and a construction company from operating a gravel pit near Elbow Lake, lawyers for the two groups appealed the decision to the Montana Supreme Court, which accepted the appeal at the beginning of November.

The Montana Department of Environmental Quality and LHC construction are hoping to reverse an earlier decision made by Missoula District Court Judge John Larson, which halted a 17-acre gravel pit and asphalt plant just south of Salmon Lake.

Larson first granted a temporary restraining order in July. He then ruled in August that th...

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