Judge Hears Arguments in W.Va. Quarry Dispute

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) -- The sides in a legal dispute over a state permit for a proposed shale quarry in the Eastern Panhandle have until Dec. 1 to submit written arguments to a judge.

Media outlets report that Berkeley County Circuit Court Judge John Yoder set the deadline Tuesday during a hearing on an appeal of the permit.

The appeal by Potomac Riverkeeper Inc., Gerrardstown Presbyterian Church and the Washington Heritage Trail contends that the permit is flawed. They claim it doesn't adequately control sediment runoff and doesn't account for the quarry's potential impact on historical resources.

The state Department of Environmental Protection issued the permit for the 100-acre quarry in Gerrardstown to North Mountain Shale LLC last year. In January, the Surface Mine Board upheld the permit.

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