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Lehigh Seeking New Provisions

Changes to the Carroll County, Md., code regarding mining operations have been described as clarifications by Lehigh Cement Co., but some residents have argued the changes could have a significant impact on their community, according to the Baltimore Sun. A draft of the proposed changes now in front of the Board of Carroll County Commissioners for final approval is said to represent a compromise.

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White Rock Quarries Moving Forward

White Rock Quarries plans to host two public hearings in the coming months in the process of securing environmental permits in 2014 to start a mining operation in Vincent, Ala., that has generated strong opposition from residents.

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Lafarge’s Texada Quarry Expansion Meets Resistance

An intense debate about increasing coal exports to Asia from British Columbia focused on Texada Island recently. The Texada quarry, owned by Lafarge Canada Ltd., is the endpoint in a proposal that would see millions of tons of thermal coal from the United States exported through the province.

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Allen Co. Quarry Plan Faces Opposition

The Allen Co. wants to turn a 103-acre farm in Winchester, Ky., into an open-pit limestone quarry, but they are facing public opposition. The Allen Co. recently acquired the farm and filed for a zoning change from agriculture to heavy industry.

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