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Maine Quarries Facing Push-Back

A conflict over quarries in Bangor, Maine, continued at a Business and Economic Development Committee meeting, according to WABI TV 5.

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Pennsy Moves Process Forward

Dorrance Township, Pa., residents were allowed to comment on a quarry's plan to move operations to the south side of Small Mountain Road, according to the Standard Speaker.

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Strata Corp. Quarry Opposed

Ortonville, Minn., residents and others in the vicinity of a proposed quarry spoke their mind at a public hearing before the Big Stone County, Minn., board of commissioners.

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Iron Mountain Moves Forward

Jefferson County, Wash., intends to issue a permit that will allow Iron Mountain Quarry to blast within a mile of the resort community of Port Ludlow, Wash., according to a report in the Port Townsend Leader. The approval reportedly comes with 35 mitigation measures but without the company submitting a full environmental impact statement (EIS) as the county suggested.

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Lehigh May Build 4.5-Mile Conveyor

Lehigh Cement Co. is pursing plans to erect a 4.5-mile conveyor system between its quarry in New Windsor, Md., and its Union Bridge, Md., cement plant, according to a report in the Baltimore Sun. The conveyor would run under roads, rails, streams and over acres of protected farmland. Lehigh says such a system is the best way to keep the plant running. But some local residents have criticized Lehigh's environmental record and are concerned about the prospect of construction on agriculturally preserved land.

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