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A Quarry Ranks Among Most-Unwanted Local Projects

Nearly 60 percent of Americans say they would oppose a new aggregate quarry project in their hometown, making it the third most-unwanted type of local development project, the 2011 Saint Index survey found.

The Saint Index is conducted annually by The Saint Consulting Group to track and quantify the politics of land use, including who actively opposes and supports real estate projects and why.

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Going Too Far

EPA Held to Have Overstepped Its Statutory Authority Under Clean Water Act.

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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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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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