New Hope Quarry Approval Appealed
- Created: Wednesday, 12 October 2011 11:56
- Published: Wednesday, 12 October 2011 11:56
According to local media sources, a Madison County, Ala., judge has given the town of Gurley at least a temporary reprieve from having to pay nearly $5 million it owes after losing a court case in February. M&N Materials won a $2.75 million verdict, plus 6 percent interest, against Gurley over the town's efforts to block the company from building a rock quarry on a 269-acre site in the small community.
Temecula, Calif.'s fight against Granite Construction’s Liberty Quarry and a related city effort to annex 4,500 acres has cost city taxpayers roughly $784,000, according to local media sources. While opponents of the quarry defend the spending, quarry supporters call it a waste of public money.
Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection approved a 50-ft., next-level excavation that will allow New Hope Crushed Stone & Lime to excavate limestone to a depth of 170 ft. below sea level at its Bucks County quarry.
The Citizens for the Protection of the Arbuckle Simpson Aquifer (CPASA) and Hanson Aggregates LLC briefed local citizens, public officials and members of the press about a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) entered into between CPASA and the company relating to Hanson’s water management of its proposed quarry near Mill Creek in Johnston County. The agreement will be incorporated into Hanson’s water-use and mining permits.