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Judge Says Sand Highway Lake Mine Is Not An Expansion, Sidesteps Previous Ruling To Contrary

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Key components of East Hampton Town’s legal challenge to the extension of the mining permit at a sand mine in East Hampton that would allow the mine to be excavated down another 110 feet, creating a 6-acre, 100-foot deep lake of exposed groundwater were dismissed by a state judge.  MICHAEL WRIGHT

Key components of East Hampton Town’s legal challenge to the extension of the mining permit at a sand mine in East Hampton that would allow the mine to be excavated down another 110 feet, creating a 6-acre, 100-foot deep lake of exposed groundwater were dismissed by a state judge. MICHAEL WRIGHT

The sand pit on Middle Highway in East Hampton known as Sand Highway. A state judge this week ruled that allowing the mine to dig down 150 feet, creating a 6-acre lake of exposed groundwater, does not constitute an expansion of the mine. But another state court ruled in May that a similar proposal in Noyac was, in fact, an illegal expansion.

The sand pit on Middle Highway in East Hampton known as Sand Highway. A state judge this week ruled that allowing the mine to dig down 150 feet, creating a 6-acre lake of exposed groundwater, does not constitute an expansion of the mine. But another state court ruled in May that a similar proposal in Noyac was, in fact, an illegal expansion. Michael Wright

authorMichael Wright on Jul 14, 2021
A state judge last week dismissed key components of East Hampton Town’s legal challenge to the extension of the mining permit at a sand mine in East Hampton that would... more

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