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City Has Spent $784,000 on Liberty Quarry Fight

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.

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Pennsylvania DEP Approves Expansion for New Hope Quarry

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.

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Liberty Quarry Still Under Fire

Technical experts employed by the city of Temecula, Calif., scientists with San Diego State University and Pechanga tribal officials criticized Riverside County's environmental review of Granite Construction's Liberty Quarry project during a recent hearing conducted by the county Planning Commission.

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Hanson Aggregates, CPASA, Enter Precedent-Setting Agreement

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.

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Pa. Quarry Proposal Faces Strong Opposition

According to online sources, an expert witness asserted that a proposed Geryville Materials quarry in Lower Milford, Pa., does not conform to ordinances regarding tree replanting, woodlands and wetlands, and warned that not enough is known about a landfill on the property.

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