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Opponents take W.Va. quarry permit case to court

Feb, 22 2012


(MARTINSBURG, West Virginia)  --  Opponents are appealing the permitting of a new shale quarry near Gerrardstown, arguing the operator hasn't sufficiently detailed its plans to protect water quality.

Potomac Riverkeeper Inc., Washington Heritage Trail Inc. and Gerrardstown Presbyterian Church filed their appeal Tuesday in Berkeley County Circuit Court.

Both the West Virginia Surface Mine Board and Environmental Quality Board have upheld permits for North Mountain Shale LLC's proposed quarry.

But opponents argue the plan fails to adequately control sediment runoff and doesn't identify which chemicals might be used to treat any discharge into Mill Creek.

The groups also say they should have been allowed to discuss the potential impact on historical resources during the appeals process.

The Gerrardstown Historic District has more than 90 buildings recognized by the National Register of Historic Places.


SOURCE:  www.dailymail.com

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