Guest Blog: Proposed Mine/Quarry Will Damage Outstanding Resources

The Observer recently published an article about a huge proposed quarry site immediately adjacent to Interstate 84, just east of Perry. The developer proposes to open 640+ acres to surface mining (250 acres in phase I); put in 3 tiered railroad spurs off the Union Pacific mainline, and have a crushing plant and huge material piles overlooking the Interstate and the river. The developer has submitted a proposal for zoning change to County Planning; it is available for review at the county Planning office, where they also have a copy of the preliminary planner's response. This will be a high impact project that has been flying under the radar; I first heard about it via planning sessions for a

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