Stop the reopening of the East Rockhill quarry and asphalt plant!
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The Rockhill Quarry and Asphalt Plant are presenting East Rockhill residents with complicated legal challenges, including the vast resources of Richard Pierson, Inc.
No individual can meet these challenges on their own, but COMING TOGETHER AS A COMMUNITY CAN BE A FORCE to protect our property values, our environment, and our quality of life.
Please donate what you can to the GOFUNDME legal fund. Your contribution will be used only for legal fees and raising public awareness to fight the quarry and asphalt plant operations. A small investment now, could prevent large, individual, financial losses in the future! https://www.gofundme.com/stop-the-opening-of-rockhill-quarry
East Rockhill Township residents of Bucks County are looking for help to try and stop new operations at the Rockhill quarry on Rockhill road in Sellersville Pa. The quarry has not been used for over 30 years and has grown into it's own ecosystem and home to many species of wild life. Vultures, hawks, bear, deer, foxes, bobcats, coyotes, probable home and perfect environment for the Bog turtle (an endangered species), the breeding grounds of fragile species of amphibians (The salamanders), a rumored Bald Eagle that swoops in for fish and many more. So many fish live in there that almost every time you cast a fishing rod you will catch one. The quarry has been filled with water since the 80's and is crystal clear and blue. Well over 100 feet deep and bigger than a football stadium.
R.E Pierson risks destroying the water table, the aquifer system and the wells of everyone on that road and surrounding areas. Along with an addition of an asphalt plant, R.E. Pierson wants to blast frequently to mine stone for their contract to work on the turnpike, despite the fact many already active and functioning quarries exist in the area. R E. Pierson is going to destroy the environment, the habitat, the ground water and everyone's quality of life. The noise is already so bad residents stay inside trying to get away from it, however they can still hear the quarry operations from inside their homes! When they blast the residents homes shake and you can see the wild life run off. When they are done they are going to take their money and leave.
Pierson is telling those who are residents here what is going to happen around their homes, families, and the environment as if no one has a say or a choice. Property values are already declining. The people lose the value of their homes and the clean environment they live in so Pierson and Hanson can fatten their pockets.
The D E.P is allowing this to happen. When the D.E.P rep was asked about the air pollution, noise pollution, water pollution, wild life and endangered animals they said, "Well they have a permit". All of the spilled fuel, oil, hydraulic fluid from trucks, tanks and heavy machinery will contaminate the ground over time. This will all happen near tributaries of the Tohickon Creek. Tohickon Creek flows into Lake Nockamixon of Nockamixon State Park.
So many more people live on and around Rockhill road now then when this quarry was active decades ago. I grew up there and along with many others we are pleading for help to stop R.E. Pierson from destroying such a beautiful place, the homes of many, the quality and way of life for many to make a road elsewhere. Property values will severely fall and Rockhill road will turn into a barren industrial highway from all of the heavy truck traffic.
Who stands up for the rights of the residents? How can a business come in and destroy the lives of these people? Why cant these residents fight off the destruction of their homes? Why can a Business with money cry that they have rights and their rights be upheld but the residents can not? The Constitutional rights of many are not being upheld over one man with money!
Legality is not a guide for morality!
R.E. Pierson was denied a zoning permit by East Rockhill Township and continues to mine anyway.
You have a Constitutional RIGHT to clean air and pure water!
Pennsylvania Constitution. Article I, Section 27 says: "The people have a right to clean air, pure water, and to the preservation of the natural, scenic, historic and esthetic values of the environment. Pennsylvania's public natural resources are the common property of all the people, including generations yet to come. As trustee of these resources, the Commonwealth shall conserve and maintain them for the benefit of all the people."
Here is a question many would like to ask R.E. Pierson.......Would you want to have this quarry across the street from your families home or in your families backyard?
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------WHAT YOU CAN DO NOW!
We URGENTLY need to come together in full force to stop the destruction of our community and our lives!
Display “STOP THE QUARRY” signs on your property, available for $5 from firstname.lastname@example.org
Submit complaints online to East Rockhill Township and DEP
Submit editorials to local newspapers
Contact your local and sate representatives
Sign the petition at https://www.change.org/p/residents-of-rockhill-township-stop-the-reopening-of-the-rockhill-quarry
Links to above sites and other useful information can be found at http://www.eastrockhillcc.com
COME TO ALL ROCKHILL QUARRY AND ASPHALT PLANT ZONING HEARINGS
Don’t give up! Spread the word! Next hearing is
Please attend the East Rockhill Board of Supervisors meeting at the East Rockhill Township building August 28, 2018 at 7pm.
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