Today the Southern Environmental Law Center submitted written scientific and technical arguments on behalf of Coosa Riverkeeper and our 400+ members to the Alabama Department of Environmental Management with regards to the proposed White Rock Quarries limestone quarry in Vincent on the banks of the Coosa River at Lay Lake. This comment letter argues that the permit may not be issued as drafted because it will cause damage to private property, potentially harm three federally-protected threatened and endangered species, endanger a public water supply, and introduce an excessive sediment load into the Coosa River and Spring Creek, among other issues.
If you’d like to read our comment letter, choose from the links below. The first link will download faster but will not include the exhibits which contain maps and photographs.
Read letter without exhibits (1 MB)
Read letter with exhibits (7 MB)