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Public forum to be held in Estero regarding lime rock mining

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Public forum to be held in Estero regarding lime rock mining
Public forum to be held in Estero regarding lime rock mining

UP IN PRICE... WITH SOME RISINGBY MORE THAN ONE-THOUSANDPERCENT.COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ARE MOVINGFORWARD WITH A PLAN... TO OPENUP MORE OF LEE COUNTY FOR LIMEROCK MINING.BUT THE ISSUE ISCONTROVERSIAL... AND TONIGHT...YOU CAN VOICE YOUR THOUGHTSDIRECTLY TO THE LEE COUNTYCOMMISSIONER AT A PUBLIC FORUM.JILLIAN IS LIVE IN ESTERO THISMORNINGWHERE THAT FORUM WILL BHELD.

JILLIAN WHAT ARE THECONCERNS HERE?MANY COMMUNITY MEMBERS SAY THEYARE WORRIED THE MINING WILLTHREAT THE WATER QUALITY IN OURAREA SAYING MORE MINES WILLHURT THE COUNTY’S DRINKINGWATER.COMMISSIONERS SIGNED OFF ON APLAN ...TO EASE MININGRESTRICTIONS.THIS DOES NOT APPROVE ANY NEWMINES JUST ALLOWS FOR MOREMINING POSSIBILITIES.BUILDERS, AND THE WATERMANAGEMENT DISTRICT ARGUTHERE’S NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUTSAYING THE WATER IS SAFE.BUT NOT EVERYONE IS CONVINCED.It only takes one or two newmines to completely destroywater quality downstream.You hear mining and so all of asudden you say it’s going toimpact water.

But we haven’seen anything and there’s nostudies that showand even thecounty staff and the state havesaid it’s not going to impactwater.PHILLIP FORD WITH LEE BUILDINGASSOCIATION SUPPORTS THECOUNTY’S DECISION TO EXPANDMININGSAYING IT’S NECESSARY FORNEW ROADS AND HOUSINGDEVELOPMENT.THE FORUM IS BEING HELD HERE ATTHE ESTERO RECREATIONAL CENTERAT 6 TONIGHT.COMMISSIONER CECIL PENDERG




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