Gurley Residents Blast Rock Quarry Plans At Packed Meeting

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GURLEY, Ala.(WHNT)-Plans for a new rock quarry are sparking outrage and anger in the small town of Gurley.

So many people showed up to Tuesday night's city council meeting that it had to be moved to a nearby church. Once inside, council members ended up passing two separate resolutions declaring their opposition to the quarry, which would be built by Vulcan Materials just outside town limits.

Both resolutions have no legal authority and are only symbolic gestures. City officials said they're working with state lawmakers in an effort to get legislation that would block the quarry. They cite health concerns and quality of life reasons as factors for their opposition.

Officials with Vulcan Materials plan to hold a public hearing on the quarry issue next month. They did not attend Tuesday's meeting, and were not available for comment.

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