Several community members oppose rock quarry in Beulah

Several community members oppose rock quarry in Beulah

BEULAH, Ala. (WTVM) - There’s lots of traction over a proposed quarry in the Beulah area of Lee County.

Creekwood Resources applied for permits to start construction of a granite quarry, but several people in the community are against it.

The Beulah community says this quarry will bring air and water pollution, noise disturbance, and constant traffic on Highway 29, which is the main road to get to Auburn, Opelika, and the Valley area.

The main problem is there are no zoning regulations in Beulah.

“We are just being looked past, being looked over, being run over, and not even given the consideration to be talked to about it,” said resident Lynne Abernathy.

Creekwood also proposed a quarry in spring 2020 near the intersection of Lee Road 168 and U.S. Highway 431. They dismissed this proposal in March 2020 after receiving extreme public resistance from Opelika.

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