The State Of Slate: Why Reopened Vermont Quarries Are Causing Concern

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The State Of Slate: Why Reopened Vermont Quarries Are Causing Concern

By JANE LINDHOLM & RIC CENGERI 

Vermont Edition

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:

Broadcast live on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.

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PHOTOS
Poultney, Wells, NY Slate April 20, 2014
https://photos.app.goo.gl/A…

Slate Quarries, Aerial Flyover, July 12, 2014
https://photos.app.goo.gl/L…

Slate Quarries in Vermont, Oct. 2, 2014
https://photos.app.goo.gl/w…

VIDEOS
Slate Quarry Flyover, July 12, 2014
https://youtu.be/4WbsYbNNz-A

VCE Presentation on Slate Quarries, Vermont House Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources Committee, April 29, 2015, https://vimeo.com/126458374 or https://youtu.be/p4AKea1fBO0

POWERPOINT PRESENTATION to HFWW (without videos), April 29, 2015
http://www.vce.org/VCE_Slat…

RECENT ARTICLES
Poultney couple sues quarry companies, Jan. 29, 2018
https://www.rutlandherald.c…

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…

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