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Judge Rules for Vulcan on Azusa

A Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge said that attorneys for the City of Duarte failed to prove their case to block a rock mining operation in the neighboring city of Azusa from moving closer to the city, according to the San Gabriel Valley Business Journal.

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Martin Marietta Rail Facility Proposal Stands

A proposed storage and rail distribution facility for rock products survived an appeal to have its Glenwood, Fla., site plan overturned by the Volusia County Council, according to a story by Kelly Cuculiansky in the News-Journal.

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Give Me Liberty

Granite Construction’s Liberty Quarry project near Temecula, Calif., was given the green light by Riverside County officials. After a review of the project’s Environmental Impact Report (EIR), Riverside County’s planning commission staff recommended approval, touting the expected local and regional benefits.

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Planners Deny Utility's Permitting Request

Douglas County, Nev., planning commissioners rejected plans to make a mining operation out of a proposed reservoir on public facilities land near the Pine Nut Mountains, according to Scott Neuffer, reporting for Record Courier.

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Vulcan Proposes Virginia Quarry

A proposed Vulcan Materials mining project along the Rappahannock River in Caroline County, Va., has stirred up controversy among area residents and preservationists.

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