The Vermont Supreme Court ruled that NorthEast Material is complying with its Act 250 permit, concluding a legal fight over a rock crushing operation in Graniteville, South Carolina.
A report by WCAX says 13 neighbours fought in a court for a decade about truck noise and dust from the site. The case has already been before the Vermont Supreme Court twice.
NorthEast Material, a Washington state company that leases land from Rock of Ages quarry, initially lost before the high court in 2016 after claiming it did not need an Act 250 permit because crushing activity was a historical use that predated the land use law. However, justices have sided with the company, supporting the Environmental Court’s conclusion.