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Wake Stone Permit Application Submitted: Request for In-Person Public Hearing

04/16/2020 12:04 PM | Anonymous

On April 8, 2020, Wake Stone submitted a Mining Permit Modification Application for a new quarry pit on the Odd Fellows Tract adjacent to Umstead State Park.

NC Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will now evaluate that application. If there is sufficient public interest, they are required to hold a Public Hearing to get feedback on concerns regarding the permit application. So here's your chance to be heard and make a difference!

Please write a physical letter to DEQ and the Governor. You must send physical letters via snail mail and not email.  Please mail them by April 25, 2020. 

Brian Wrenn, Acting Director

N.C. DEQ Energy, Mineral and Land Resources

1612 Mail Service Center

Raleigh, NC 27699-1612

Governor Roy Cooper

North Carolina Office of the Governor

20301 Mail Service Center

Raleigh, NC 27699-0301


Request for in-person Public Hearing: Wake Stone Corporation Application for Permit 92-10 Modification, Triangle Quarry, 222 Star Lane, Cary, North Carolina 27513 

(i.e., object to creating a new quarry pit on the public Odd Fellows Tract adjacent to Umstead State Park, Crabtree Creek, a major greenway and a private home)

Talking Points

Include the following requests. Keep your letters brief and to-the-point:

  1. Request to deny Wake Stone Corporation’s Application for Permit 92-10 Modification and not allow a new rock quarry pit on the west side of Crabtree Creek

  2. Request to hold an in-person public hearing

  3. Request that a public hearing of any kind not be held until after Governor Cooper's Statewide Stay-at-Home Order is lifted

Be sure to include your full name and mailing address in the letter submitted.

View the Wake Stone Mining Application here>>

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