What is Austin Quarry?
Vulcan Materials, the nation’s largest producer of aggregate, wants to open Madera County’s largest quarry ever just 3 miles east of Madera Ranchos, near the intersection of Routes 41 and 145. This is a 100-year project that will last the lives of our children and grandchildren.
How Does it Affect Me?
- A new 400-foot deep, 258-acre hole blasted into our groundwater aquifer, drawing down wells for miles around
- Up to 3,848 new trucks dumped each day onto Routes 41 and 145, and twice as much traffic at rush hour.
- 18-wheelers rumbling through residential areas day and night
- Constant dust and air pollution
- Property values falling by 20%
- No new jobs or tax revenue
What can I do?
Together, we can stop Austin Quarry from ruining our community. The Madera County Board of Supervisors will hold public hearings on the project in a few months. Right now, there’s an Environmental Impact Report on the street. On this site, you can download the report and learn about the project. You can also Contact your County Supervisor and ask him to vote against Austin Quarry.
LEARN MORE AT PUBLIC MEETINGS
On August 3, Madera Oversight Coalition held meetings in the Ranchos and Oakhurst. Hundreds of your neighbors attended. As the final decision approaches, we’ll have more meetings in the Ranchos and Coarsegold. We’ll help you get ready for the Monday, September 12 public hearing of the Board of Supervisors, and we’ll share ideas about how to win this vote and keep Austin Quarry out of your neighborhood.
WATCH THIS PAGE FOR FUTURE MEETING DATES IN COARSEGOLD AND THE RANCHOS.