Blounts Creek Decision Pending
After a long wait, Sound Rivers members and experts were able to provide testimony on the numerous ways that the permitted wastewater discharge from Martin Marietta Materials proposed limestone mine would impact Blounts Creek, a popular fishing destination and tributary to the Pamlico River. The eight day trial that began on May 31 included testimony by the Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper, Heather Deck, and two Sound Rivers experts who testified on the loss of recreational value and impact on water quality, hydrology and fisheries impact that will occur unless the courts vacate the permit. A decision by the presiding Judge Phil Berger, Jr. is expected by September, 2016.
For more information on the background of the case, click here.