Pennsylvania Quarry Expansion Hits a Snag

Plans for a sand and gravel mining operation in Lawrence County, Pa., hit a procedural snag when New Beaver Council denied a developer’s conditional use request, according to The Times. The council in a 6-1 vote rejected Three Rivers Aggregates’ application to build part of a 100-acre surface mine on commercially zoned private property after residents publicly objected to the…

Read More

New York Quarry Faces Opposition

As the application for a granite quarry in the town of Forestport in Oneida County, N.Y., goes through its review process, public outcry against the project continues to gain momentum, according to the Adirondack Explorer. The application for the project, which was prepared by Strategic Mining Solutions LLC and submitted by Tom Sunderlin, is being reviewed by the Adirondack Park…

Read More

Rhode Island Quarry Seeks Expansion

Frequent blasting, loud industrial trucks and plenty of distrust were just some of the comments shared by residents during a recent Zoning Board of Review meeting about the proposed expansion of a quarry on Alton Carolina Road in Charlestown, R.I. During the special meeting, the Zoning Board of Review took public comment that included numerous complaints about the Route 91…

Read More

NIMBY Group Withdraws Appeal in Canada

In a surprise announcement at the No Place for a Quarry (NPFAQ)/Freymond Lumber Ontario Land Tribunal hearing, it was revealed that the two parties had reached a settlement with regard to NPFAQ’s appeal under the Ontario Planning Act against Freymond Lumber’s proposed quarry on Bay Lake Road in Faraday Township, Ontario, Canada. While NPFAQ, Hastings County and Freymond Lumber will…

Read More

Aggregate Extraction First Step to Michigan Park

A planned seed orchard on two parcels of land near Brighton, Mich., eventually could grow into a parklike setting with well-spaced, healthy trees and grassy areas. But first, the hilly land owned by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) between Brighton Road and Cunningham Lake Road in Genoa Township, in southeast Livingston County, needs to be leveled to accommodate…

Read More

Vulcan Seeks to Expand Georgia Quarry

Vulcan Materials Co.’s quarry in Flowery Branch, Ga., is seeking to grow by nearly 30 acres. The company wants to add property off Friendship and Hog Mountain roads, which surround the quarry at 4195 Friendship Road, along with Blackjack Road. Two parcels being leased to residents will remain occupied, while remaining parcels are vacant, according to city documents, said The…

Read More

OK Industries Gets the Okay in Canada

The Highlands District Community Association is taking a different legal tack in its battle to halt operations of the OK Industries rock quarry off Millstream Road, according to a report in the Oak Bay News. The association’s board unanimously passed a motion to petition the Supreme Court of Canada on whether British Columbia officials should consider climate change more readily…

Read More

Courts Opens Door for New Canadian Operations

A court decision favoring several gravel operations near Big Hill Springs Provincial Park, 40 kilometers northwest of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, compounds threats to the popular area, said advocates for the park, according to a report in the Calgary Herald. In October 2019, Court of Queen’s Bench ruled in favor of a challenge by two local landowners near the park who…

Read More

Shelby Materials’ Request Moves Forward

Shelby Gravel Inc. took the first step in its long-term plan to relocate within the county during a recent Shelby County, Ind., Plan Commission meeting, according to the Shelbyville News. The company, which has been in operation since 1951 and is now known as Shelby Materials, bought land in 1999 that it intended to eventually use as a sand and…

Read More

Rhode Island Quarry Resolves Allegations

Both the current and former owner of a quarry property on White Rock Road in Westerley, R.I., have agreed to terms intended to resolve allegations by a state agency of wetlands regulation violations, according to the Westerly Sun. Cherenzia Excavation Inc. of Westerly and Strategic Commercial Realty Inc., an offshoot of Rawson Materials of Putnam, Conn., signed the consent agreement…

Read More
1 2 3 13