Northwest NEWS

March 13, 2000

Editorial

Not all of the quarry impacts are acceptable

   This letter is in response to the letter in the March 6th Valley View, regarding the Duvall Rock Quarry.

   Mr. Jackels, the letter writer, represents the company applying for the application to mine this site. There has already been much money spent studying the effects of the quarry, and many of the impacts have been deemed "acceptable." However, there are several that have not:

   And here are some of the true impacts of importing rock from outlying areas:   These are not rumors. These are not misconceptions. These are documented facts. For a copy of the list of facts, clearly documented from the Duvall Quarry proposal, check out our website at www.cherry-valley.net and click on "The Quarry."

   King County has issued a Determination of Significance regarding this project, stating that this proposal "does pose a probable significant adverse impact to the environment." The county is hosting a pubic meeting to hear individual and community concerns regarding this project. I urge any person with the slightest interest in this proposal to attend the public meeting regarding this quarry. It will be held at the Cherry Valley Elementary School on Monday, March 27, at 7 p.m. Your attendance is vital to maintain our way of life here in the Valley.

   If you can't attend the meeting, please submit a written comment. These need to be received by the county by March 27th. You can send your comment to: King County Land Use Services Division; 900 Oakesdale Avenue SW; Renton, WA 98055-1219; Attn.: Current Planning Section. It doesn't need to be fancy or typed; it just has to tell them what your concerns are.

   What can you do to help? Do you think that you're just one voice? You're not. Don't sit back and let other people do all the work. And don't even think that we won't win.

Lisa Theriault, Technical Advisor, Friends of Cherry Valley