The State Of Slate: Why Reopened Vermont Quarries Are Causing Concern
Vermont is the country’s top slate producer. But re-opening and expanding old quarries has caused worry in neighboring communities.
Live call-in discussion: From a tiny area along the New York border called the Slate Valley, Vermont is the leading producer of slate in the country. And as old quarries are reopened or expanded, the rub between quarry owners and neighboring homeowners has gotten tense. We’ll take a look at today’s slate industry in Vermont.
Joining us to discuss the issues surrounding slate mining and the industry’s Act 250 exemption are:
- Diane Snelling, Vermont Natural Resources Board Chair
- Annette Smith, executive director of Vermonters for a Clean Environment
- Richard Hill, president of Greenstone Slate Company
Broadcast live on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.
Poultney, Wells, NY Slate April 20, 2014
Slate Quarries, Aerial Flyover, July 12, 2014
Slate Quarries in Vermont, Oct. 2, 2014
Slate Quarry Flyover, July 12, 2014
POWERPOINT PRESENTATION to HFWW (without videos), April 29, 2015
Poultney couple sues quarry companies, Jan. 29, 2018
Poultney family settles quarry lawsuit, Oct. 26, 2018 https://www.rutlandherald.c…
Act 250 exemption key in quarry-homeowner disputes, oct. 31, 2018 https://www.rutlandherald.c…