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Duarte to stop challenging Vulcan Materials expansion project near Azusa

Posted By Amanda Bayhi On April 23, 2013 @ 3:52 pm In Aggbeat Online,News | No Comments

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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 [2].

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 [3].

In February, the second appellate court sided with Vulcan Materials [4], 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.

Read more of coverage of this dispute:

  • March 2009 [3]: Vulcan Materials proposes moving its Azusa Rock Quarry mining operation to west side, Duarte raises health concerns
  • April 2010 [5]: Azusa Planning Commission recommends city council approve Vulcan Materials’ mining plan, Duarte opposes
  • May 2011 [6]: Judge rules against Duarte’s argument to nullify Azusa’s environmental review
  • August 2011 [7]: Duarte City Council appeals judge’s ruling in favor of Azusa, new judge rules in Azusa’s favor
  • October 2011 [8]: Duarte files objections to superior court decision with state appeals court
  • April 2013 [9]: Second appellate district court upholds Los Angeles Superior Court’s decision against Duarte

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[1] Image: http://www.aggman.com/files/2013/04/shutterstock_126104735.jpg

[2] the Pasadena Star-News reported: http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_23058921/after-legal-defeat-duarte-tries-new-tack-over

[3] Vulcan Materials first proposed moving its mining operation in 2009: http://www.aggman.com/march-2009-state-province-news/

[4] In February, the second appellate court sided with Vulcan Materials: http://www.aggman.com/azusa-wins-legal-battle-over-mine/

[5] April 2010: http://www.aggman.com/state-and-province-news-april-2010/

[6] May 2011: http://www.aggman.com/state-and-province-news-may-2011/

[7] August 2011: http://www.aggman.com/state-and-province-news-august-2011/

[8] October 2011: http://www.aggman.com/state-and-province-news-october-2011/

[9] April 2013: http://www.aggman.com/state-and-province-news-april-2013/

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