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Lafarge-blocking lawsuit ends in New York

Posted By Amanda Bayhi On October 23, 2013 @ 11:00 am In Aggbeat Online,News | No Comments

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A lawsuit intended to block Lafarge from expanding its stone quarry in Lockport, New York, has been dropped.

Attorneys representing the group “Enough is Enough” and the town of Lockport signed an agreement to end a lawsuit that challenged the legality of a Lockport Town Board vote allowing Lafarge North America to expand its stone quarry, according to a report from The Buffalo News [2].

Lafarge was not a party in the lawsuit.

“Enough is Enough,” comprised of three couples, wanted to invalidate a zoning ordinance amendment the town board had passed on December 26. The amendment permitted Lafarge to mine a 162-foot-wide, 4,000-foot-long section of land on the edge of its quarry that is already in operation.

Lockport argued that the couples lived too far from the quarry to legally be able to challenge the amendment.

Group attorney Andrew O. Miller told The Buffalo News, “The citizens were concerned about the scope of the expansion.”

The group said its goals were met.

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[2] according to a report from The Buffalo News: http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/lockport/residents-lawsuit-dropped-in-lockport-quarry-expansion-20131020

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