Vulcan-blocking bills stall in Alabama legislature
Two bills aimed at blocking rock quarries from opening near Gurley, Alabama, have stalled in the legislature, according to WAAY-TV.
One of those bills–House bill 230–would stop Vulcan Materials from opening a quarry on Highway 72 near Madison County Elementary and Madison County High School.
The House classified the bill as environmental, and it cannot be presented as local legislation.
Representative Wayne Johnson (R-AL) sponsored the house bill. The senate version of the bill–Senate bill 457–was sponsored by Senator Shadrack McGill (R-AL).
Johnson said he has not decided whether to re-file the bill next session.
Check out more of our coverage about the Gurley quarry:
- M&N Materials Inc. sells land near Gurley to Vulcan
- M&N Materials sues town of Gurley, Stan Simpson and Vulcan
- Johnson and McGill promote legislation that would block a new quarry on Vulcan’s site near Gurley
- Alabama residents review status of Gurley Mountain quarry complex
- Alabama Supreme Court grants oral arguments in Gurley quarry lawsuit
- M&N Materials, town of Gurley make oral arguments in court
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