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Triangle Talk Show Podcast & Video Interview Recording Now Available

06/10/2020 4:43 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

In case you missed it! The recording of our podcast and video interview with The Triangle Talk Show is now available. 

We talked about:

  • The RDU Quarry Public Hearing on June 23 — this may be one of the last public comment opportunities to stop the quarry
  • The Sunset Clause that was removed from the current Wake Stone mining permit, which would've closed the existing Triangle Quarry in 2031
  • The Conservation Fund's offer to purchase the land to add new single-track biking and pedestrian trails
  • Environmental and wildlife impacts including air and water quality degradation
  • The RDU Fence that will cross Halley's Branch and run along the East Coast Greenway and Umstead State Park's multi-use trail
  • How this quarry is more than just a local Triangle issue, but one that affects all of North Carolina and sets a new precedent for how public lands are handled in the state

Speakers

  • Jean Spooner: Chair, The Umstead Coalition
  • Gil Johnson: Board member, The Umstead Coalition
  • David Anderson: Board member, Triangle Off-Road Cyclists (TORC)
  • Liz Adams: Former vice-chair, Capital Group Sierra Club and Research Associate at the UNC Institute for the Environment

The Umstead Coalition

We are dedicated to preserving the natural integrity of William B. Umstead State Park and the Richland Creek Corridor.