About 100 protesters turned out Sunday afternoon near the site of the proposed Austin Quarry in Madera County.
The protesters, organized by the Madera Oversight Commission, oppose plans to build a quarry on the southwest corner of highways 41 and 145. The quarry received approval from the county Planning Commission in July but is up for a final vote Sept. 12 during a special 9 a.m. Board of Supervisors meeting.
Opponents say the quarry would create traffic problems, increase pollution and noise, and affect water resources in the area.
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