PERMITTING – JULY 2021

Canadian Gravel Pit Proposed According to the Comox Valley Record, the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation spokesperson confirmed the ministry has a Mines Act permit application. The proposed operation would run for no longer than 10 years. A copy of the notice of work application shows the applicant as a numbered company, but the contact person listed…

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PERMITTING – JUNE 2021

Permit Conflict Muddies Tennessee Plant ConstructionVolunteer Sand and Gravel is under fire in Tennessee for ignoring a cease-and-desist letter regarding construction of its plant on the banks of the Duck River. The operator has received some permits, including from the Tennessee Department of Conservation and Environment (TDEC), but withdrew its application for a permit from the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA),…

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PERMITTING – APRIL 2021

Texas Quarry Operation Seeks PermitSalado, Texas, residents are protesting a potential new rock mining operation, according to KWTX. Victory Rocks is seeking to open the new quarry off Solana Ranch Road. Residents of the rural area believe that the Victory Rock Quarry is a direct threat to their quality of life, due to groundwater use concerns.

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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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