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Quarry Decision to Be Appealed

A Granite Construction official said the company will appeal a decision blocking its quarry project sometime next week.

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A decision blocking a quarry planned near Temecula is scheduled to be appealed next week.

A construction company's application for mining permits and an exception to the county's noise ordinance were denied in two votes -- one in August, and a final one today. To read about today's vote, .

Granite Construction, the applicant, will appeal the decision, according to an official from the company.

"We still think the studies clearly show (the quarry) will benefit Riverside County," said Karie Reuther, a spokesperson for Granite.

After the company files its appeal, the decision will go to the for a final vote.

Board members ignored much scientific evidence that showed the company's proposed mine, called Liberty Quarry, would lower the cost of aggregate, take traffic off the freeway, reduce air pollution and benefit the county's economy, Reuther said.

"(The commission's) findings don't agree with any of the stuff the (environmental impact) report said or any of the scientific findings," she said.

For details about the quarry,

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