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Martin Marietta Rail Facility Proposal Stands

A proposed storage and rail distribution facility for rock products survived an appeal to have its Glenwood, Fla., site plan overturned by the Volusia County Council, according to a story by Kelly Cuculiansky in the News-Journal.

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Planners Deny Utility's Permitting Request

Douglas County, Nev., planning commissioners rejected plans to make a mining operation out of a proposed reservoir on public facilities land near the Pine Nut Mountains, according to Scott Neuffer, reporting for Record Courier.

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Vulcan Proposes Virginia Quarry

A proposed Vulcan Materials mining project along the Rappahannock River in Caroline County, Va., has stirred up controversy among area residents and preservationists.

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Give Me Liberty

Granite Construction’s Liberty Quarry project near Temecula, Calif., was given the green light by Riverside County officials. After a review of the project’s Environmental Impact Report (EIR), Riverside County’s planning commission staff recommended approval, touting the expected local and regional benefits.

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Michigan Gravel Operation Can Proceed

Lenawee County, Mich., Circuit Court Judge Margaret M.S. Noe dismissed a lawsuit filed by an area preservation league to stop a gravel operation from starting after hearing oral arguments on March 7. The Woodstock Preservation League, which formed to stop Woodstock Township resident Joe Gentner from starting the plant, argued the gravel pit would be an environmental hazard and would be ill-suited to the surrounding farm and residential district, according to newspaper reports.

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