April 23, 2013
Duarte city officials have said they will not continue challenging an environmental review of Vulcan Materials’ mining expansion project in near Azusa, the Pasadena Star-News reported.
Duarte has spent nearly $600,000 in fighting the expansion project.
Duarte’s opposition to the project has been ongoing since Vulcan Materials first proposed moving its mining operation in 2009.
In February, the second appellate court sided with Vulcan Materials, following a Los Angeles Superior Court decision against the city of Duarte.
One of Duarte’s major claims in the lawsuit was that the Azusa Rock Quarry‘s mining plan had a faulty environmental report, which the courts rejected.
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