Protect Umstead State Park & Tell DEQ to Deny the Mining Permit for RDU Quarry

Help us stop the first private rock quarry on public land in North Carolina. Wake Stone Corporation wants to build a new rock mine, RDU Quarry, on the Odd Fellows Tract, 105 acres of forested land bordering Umstead State Park, Old Reedy Creek Multi-use Trail (which part of the East Coast Greenway that runs from Maine to Florida) and a private residence. The NC Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) must deny the mining permit application due to significant adverse effects and environmental harm to Umstead State Park, the East Coast Greenway and private homeowners.

See the next page for writing tips and talking points.

Newly released information:

  • New RDU Quarry renderings confirm devastating impact to Umstead State Park & Crabtree Creek (Link here)
  • National explosives/blasting expert conducts Adverse Effect Analysis on the dangers of blasting so close to Umstead State Park, the East Coast Greenway and a private residence (Link here)
  • NC State Parks once again sends letter to NC DEQ opposing RDU Quarry (Link here)
  • Senator Wiley Nickel encourages Wake & Durham county residents to oppose RDU Quarry (Link here)
  • Neuse River waterdog Salamander now listed as "Threatened" by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Link here)
  • The dangers of flyrock - fragments of rock that can travel over 1,000 feet from a quarry (Link here)

Also check out the following links for more information:

  • Basic facts about the RDU Quarry and what you can do to help (Link here)
  • How Wake Stone reneged on the Sunset Clause in their original mining permit to allow themselves to mine indefinitely next to Umstead State Park (Link here)
  • Learn how a new quarry will have long-lasting environmental and health damages for Umstead State Park, wildlife and people's health (Link here)
  • Check out the most common FAQs (Link here)

On the next page:

  • If you are using PC: scroll to the text box at the bottom right of the web page to write your comments.
  • If you are using a mobile phone: the text box is located directly below the list of officials whom your comment will be sent to.

Your comments will be sent as an email to the offices of DEQ, Governor Cooper and all local elected officials in Durham and Wake County and the Cities of Raleigh and Durham.

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