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Support for RDU Quarry Fight: Sunset Clause - Hearing to be Able to Proceed to Trial

  • 12/07/2023
  • 9:30 AM - 11:30 PM
  • 316 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601


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Hearing on the Umstead Coalition's Request to  Proceed to Trial on Merits-Sunset Clause and Buffers

Thursday, December 7, 9:30 - 11:30am
Wake County (old) Court House 10B (10th floor). 316 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

The Sunset Clause to end the Triangle Quarry operations on Harrison Avenue by the Reedy Creek Park entrance by 2031— promised to Umstead State Park and the public and agreed to by Wake Stone Corporation in 1981 and subsequently in 8 Mining Permit Renewals and Modifications for 37 years — needs to be reinstated. 

The next court action in the Umstead Coalition's fight to restore the Sunset Clause and reinstate the protective forested buffers has been postponed nd now scheduled for the first case at 9:30am Thursday, December 7.  We now have two related cases that have evolved - the lawsuit we filed at Wake County Superior Court in July 2022 and our Appeal of the case failing to be heard at the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH). 

The December 7 court session is a  hearing before a Wake County Superior Court judge to overturn our denial to be heard at OAH and be able to proceed to a trial on the merits at OAH. 

It is always good to have our supporters in the audience; it's likely to be a small court room so 5 to 10 attendees is ideal. Here's what to expect if you attend.  Arrive at the courthouse by 9am, go through security and take the elevator to the 10th floor, Court Room 10B. 

More information about this case and the other cases can be found here=>

A good option for parking is the Wake County Municipal Parking Deck  216 W. Cabarrus St., on the corners of Davie, McDowell and Cabarrus streets. 

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