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White Rock Quarries Moving Forward

White Rock Quarries plans to host two public hearings in the coming months in the process of securing environmental permits in 2014 to start a mining operation in Vincent, Ala., that has generated strong opposition from residents.

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Lafarge’s Texada Quarry Expansion Meets Resistance

An intense debate about increasing coal exports to Asia from British Columbia focused on Texada Island recently. The Texada quarry, owned by Lafarge Canada Ltd., is the endpoint in a proposal that would see millions of tons of thermal coal from the United States exported through the province.

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Allen Co. Quarry Plan Faces Opposition

The Allen Co. wants to turn a 103-acre farm in Winchester, Ky., into an open-pit limestone quarry, but they are facing public opposition. The Allen Co. recently acquired the farm and filed for a zoning change from agriculture to heavy industry.

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Water Permit in Question for Martin Marietta

A quarry operator is hearing from the public as it seeks permission to withdraw 12 million gallons of water a day from a coastal collection of underground fresh water, according to WCTI TV. The state Division of Water Resources held a public hearing on a water withdrawal permit Martin Marietta Materials needs to remove water from its quarry in Craven County, N.C.

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