State denies expansion of quarry, mining on site near RDU, Umstead Park
A three-judge panel of the state Court of Appeals ruled unanimously Tuesday against an attempt by an environmental group to void a lease for a gravel mine near Raleigh-Durham International Airport.Posted — Updated
After two public hearings and thousands of public comments, the Division of Energy, Mineral and Land Resources determined the quarry's plan "would have a significantly adverse effect on the purposes of a publicly owned park, forest or recreation area."
The proposed expansion has been tied up in court since 2019. The latest decision can be appealed to a state administrative law judge.
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