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Heartland Materials Quarry Action Delayed

According to the Southeast Missourian, the Jackson, Mo., Planning and Zoning Commission delayed action concerning rezoning and special-permit requests made by Heartland Materials quarry and landowners.

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Columbus, Ga., Council Approves Conveyor System Over Road

The Columbus, Ga., Council voted unanimously to allow Vulcan Materials Co.’s Barin Quarry  to build an elevated, enclosed conveyor over a road in order to convey rock from the east side of the road to the west, according to the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer. The quarry is located at 9201 Fortson Rd.

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Liberty Quarry Project Faces New Challenges

The Riverside County, Calif., Planning Department is completing paperwork that will finalize the Planning Commission's denial of Granite Construction's proposed Liberty Quarry project in Temecula, Calif. If approved, the 135-acre quarry could produce up to 5 million tpy of aggregate.

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Magruder Limestone Quarry Proposal Opposed

Magruder Limestone Co. continues to work toward a permit for its proposed 52-acre quarry in Lake of the Ozarks, Mo., according to the Lake News. A proposal for a rock quarry will resurface in November, continuing a legal battle between the quarry operation, state agencies, Lake of the Ozarks cities and a group of homeowners. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Land Reclamation Commission will take up the case, which has gone on for four-and-a-half years.

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Duarte, Calif., Council Dodges Bullet on Azusa Quarry

According to a report in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, no criminal charges will be filed against the California city of Duarte’s council for misuse of public funds regarding the use of a lobbyist in advocating against Vulcan Materials Co.’s Azusa, Calif., quarry mining plan. The Public Integrity division of the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office was investigating the case.

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