PERMITTING – MARCH 2021

Virginia Sand and Gravel Operation Faces OppositionMore than 800 opponents signed a petition to voice their concerns about a proposed South Shore Sand and Gravel mine near Pikes Lake in Iron River, Wis. The town board voted 5-0 to deny President Ralph Frostman’s permit for the operation, but the fight isn’t over. The matter is to be taken up by…

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PERMITTING – DECEMBER 2020

Colorado Quarry Would Produce Material for LandfillThe Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Royal Gorge Field Office is considering a proposal to mine unconsolidated clay, sand and gravel material approximately 10 miles north of Salida, Colo., just east of the Chaffee County landfill, according to the Ark Valley Voice. Chaffee County is proposing to develop 40 acres of BLM-managed lands. “This…

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PERMITTING – SEPTEMBER 2020

CEMEX Continues Fight for Soloedad Canyon Project The decades-long battle over a CEMEX aggregates operation in the Santa Clarita Valley in California is far from over, even though the company’s second 10-year mining contract officially expired on July 31. CEMEX requested a one-year extension of the mining contract at Soloedad Canyon, a request that was denied by the Bureau of…

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PERMITTING – AUGUST 2020

Michigan Bill Would Cut Permitting Time A bill introduced in the Michigan state senate in 2019 could limit the ability that local municipalities currently have to deny permits to proposed mining operations, according to a report on Fox 17. Supporters of Senate Bill 431, sponsored by Sen. Adam Hollier, say it will drive down certain construction costs in Michigan. Kevin Cotter,…

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PERMITTING – JUNE 2020

Quarry Files Application to Expand Nelson Aggregate has filed an application to expand the quarry they operate in north Burlington, Ontario, Canada, according to the Burlington Gazette. The application was delivered to the city, the Region of Halton, the Niagara Escarpment Commission and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry as well as the members of the Joint Agency Review…

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Vested Mining Rights Determination Paves Way for Sale of High-Grade Limestone Property

By Juve Pinedo In California, gaining the entitlement for conducting any type of mining operation has become highly risky and expensive. Although industry wages are among the highest, and the products are one of the most commonly consumed economic commodities, public activism and high stakes entitlement processes have nearly ended the opportunity to replace depleted resource production facilities.

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