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November 13, 2023: DEQ & Wake Stone reached a closed-door Settlement Agreement that reverses the Mining Permit Denial for RDU Quarry

We've been blindsided! The Interim Director for DEQ-Mining, Toby Vinson, and Wake Stone reached a closed-door settlement agreement that reverses the previous Director's Mining Permit Denial for RDU Quarry and includes:

  • $500,000 dollars of tax-payers dollars to pay Wake Stone's attorney fees
  • Withdraw appeal of the overturn of the RDU Quarry Mining Permit Denial
  • Remove the hold on the Mining Permit issued on September 9 
HOWEVER, Attorney General Josh Stein must approve the Settlement to be effective. That is where YOU can help. 

    What You Can Do

    Please contact Attorney General Josh Stein and Governor Roy Cooper and ask the following of the Attorney General: 

    • Do NOT approve the Settlement Agreement between an Interim Director in DEQ and Wake Stone for a new mining pit on the Odd Fellows Tract
    • Do NOT approve the first private rock mine on public lands in NC with devastating damage to Umstead State Park
    • Do NOT Settle
    • Do NOT agree to use half of a million dollars of tax payers money to pay for a private mining company to destroy our public lands
    • Fight for the Mining Permit Denial
    • Fight for Sunset Clause to be restored
    • Fight for our public lands to be protected!
    • Fight for William B. Umstead State Park!

    Contact Information

    Attorney General Josh Stein: Fill out the form at bottom. Leave voice message at central phone number: 919-716-6400 (option 5).

    Governor Roy Cooper: Call Governor Roy Cooper's office: 919-814-2000, Option 5

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