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Pennsy Hits Paydirt

According to the Standard Speaker, after eight public hearings, hours of testimony from experts and the public, and stacks of exhibits and material, the Dorrance Township, Pa., Board of Supervisors granted a conditional use permit for the expansion of a Pennsy Supply quarry.

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Alabama Bill Block Quarries Near Schools

Alabama State Rep. Wayne Johnson told supporters that he hoped his bill to block quarries from operating near schools would make it to a House committee, but he conceded even if the bill passes, it won’t prevent Vulcan Materials from operating a quarry on Gurley Mountain. Johnson said his bill to prevent quarries from locating within two miles of schools should go to committee in April, according to al.com.

Kansas Quarry Asks for Changes

According to the Lawrence Journal-World, Douglas County, Kan., commissioners said that a proposed change in the sequence of mining at the Big Springs Quarry near Lecompton, Kan., needs to have a full review and public hearing at the city-county planning commission before it can be approved.

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Ohio Sand and Gravel Plant May be Used For Composting

According to the Milan News-Leader, Recycle Waste Services Inc., of Sylvania, Ohio, submitted a plan to open an 18-acre composting facility at the former London Sand and Aggregate properties located on Darling Road in London Township.

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Cemex Still Fighting Soledad Canyon Battle

By Mark S. Kuhar

Cemex USA has a positive track record of environmental responsibility. For example, eight of its sites recently received certifications through the Wildlife Habitat Council’s (WHC) Corporate Lands for Learning and Wildlife at Work Programs. Its cement plants have received EPA Energy Star certification and it is proceeding with plans to use solar power at it quarries.

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