Meramec Aggregates in Missouri faces a lawsuit aimed at ending its operations.
The suit targets the ability of Meramec Aggregates, owned by Lyn Havin, to operate at its site near St Clair, Missouri.
The group opposing the project has fought the quarry’s approval every step of the way, reports E-Missourian.
Meramec Aggregates requested a conditional use permit to operate a gravel mine late in 2016. The permit was awarded despite opposition and upheld in April.
The group opposing the permit has argued the increase of truck traffic brought on by the plant is not good for the community and that the plant would disturb nature and endangered bats.
The group also questions the permitting process claiming a number of parties involved in the process have had conflicts of interest that prevent them from voting.