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Group sues Madera County, Vulcan Materials Company to stop Austin Quarry



MOC has filed its Petition for Writ of Mandate

WHAT IS VULCAN DOING TO OUR PLANET?


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In 2010, Vulcan Materials settled a lawsuit with the state of Illinois for $40 million over the road’s closure. The company didn’t admit liability for damage to the road, but it’s telling it agreed to the settlement just days before the lawsuit was supposed to go to trial. And had such footage existed when the trial was about to occur, it’s difficult to imagine a jury or judge believing Vulcan that its activities did no harm to the road.

It’s doubtful the section of road ever will be reopened. Traffic is detoured onto a two-mile stretch of 55th Street and East Avenue.



Final Vote will be September 12, 9:00 a.m.
Location, Madera County Government Center, 200 West 4th Street, Madera

Help Us Fight Vulcan's Austin Quarry
Contact and Write your County Supervisor and ask him to vote against the Austin Quarry

We ALL need to take action immediately by contacting all 5 Supervisors and writing letters telling each one how you feel about Vulcan's Austin Quarry.  In your letter you should speak to all the issues involved with this quarry in this location and that it will be devastating.

  • Mention the Traffic problems this will cause with the cumulative negative impact from the additional Vulcan Quarry trucks adding to the Madera Quarry trucks let alone adding an additional quarry that is not needed; another very important concern is NO written enforceable guaranty that all the needed road improvements will have to be completed before ANY Quarry activities; the additional collisions and injuries; delayed ambulances; getting to doctors on time; drivers trying to pass the slow moving trucks; gravel damage to other vehicles, etc.

  • The surrounding water will absolutely be depleted; Vulcan's paid experts have stated otherwise, how surprising

  • Air quality will absolutely decline, Vulcans own EIR states this very clearly, the mitigations offered will do little to nothing to help offset Vulcans negative air releases

  • Night sky will again be both cumulatively and negatively impacted

  • There are other Quarry locations that are as good and/or better that will not impact Madera

  • Our existing Madera quarries have the capacities to sustain our needs for multiple generations

  • State in all your Madera County communications,  "This letter or email is to be included as part of the Administrative Record"


PLEASE WRITE AND BE AT THE MADERA COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER ON SEPTEMBER 12TH AT 9:00AM
Below you will Find the contact information for all 5 Board Supervisors

Supervisor District 1 Brett Frazier
200 W. 4th Street
Madera, CA 93637
559-662-6010
district1@co.madera.ca.gov
brett.frazier@co.madera.ca.gov

Supervisor- District 2 David Rogers
200 W. 4th St
Madera, CA 93637
(559)662-6020
district2@co.madera.ca.gov



Supervisor- District 3 Richard Farinelli
Chairman of the Board
200 W. 4th St
Madera, CA 93637
(559)662-6030
district3@co.madera.ca.gov


Supervisor - District 4 Max Rodriguez
200 W. 4th St
Madera, CA 93637
(559)662-6040
district4@co.madera.ca.gov

Supervisor - District 5 Tom Wheeler
200 W. 4th St
Madera, CA 93637
(559)662-6050
district5@co.madera.ca.gov

STOP THE AUSTIN QUARRY

Click here for Vulcan's Austin Quarry
Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR)


Click Here To obtain the 8-Page
Austin Quarry Briefing Book


Click to see Video about Vulcan's Austin Quarry

"LISTED PROJECT MITIGATIONS"

AIR QUALITY

Listed as Significant and Unavoidable
Mitigation do not reduce the impacts

TRAFFIC
Listed as Significant and Unavoidable
Mitigations only pay money - No mandatory road widening

WATER
Significant and Unavoidable
No Mitigations required

NOISE

Listed as Significant and Unavoidable
No Mitigations required



MADERA COUNTY REGONAL TRANSPORTATION PLAN - 2014
State Highway 41, Capacity Increasing Highway Improvement Schedule

Project

Project Description

Improvement

Starting Year

Hwy 41

San Joaquin River to Ave 10

4 to 6 Lanes

2025

Hwy 41

Ave 10 to Ave 12

6 Lanes and Interchange

2028

Hwy 41

Ave 12 to Hwy 145

2 to 4 Lanes

2040

How Will This Affect Me?

IN OAKHURST:  

  • You must negotiate the gauntlet of slow moving trucks on a 2 lane Hwy 41.  

  • 1784 new trucks dumping onto Hwy 41 and 145, twice as much at rush hour.

  • Allow extra time to hopefully get to your doctors in Fresno.

  • Increased time for Appointments and Ambulance trips to Fresno.


IN THE MADERA RANCHOS:

  • Constant dust, air pollution, and health issues along with bad air days.

  • A new 400-foot deep, 258-acre hole blasted into our groundwater aquifer, drawing down wells for miles around.

  • 18-wheelers rumbling through residential areas day and night.

  • Property values falling by 20%

  • 196 truck trips per hour dumping onto Hwy 41 and Hwy 145 (3 per minute).



 
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