Responding to quarry protesters, Davis says, “It won’t be a scar that is the eyesore people worry about. None of the quarry will be directly visible from the surrounding area, because of the hillsides,” he adds. “The only way you would know there’s a hole in the ground would be to fly over the area with a helicopter.”
Davis thinks that there is no other place they could put the quarry. “If they move the location, there would still be protests but with new names and new faces.”
O.B. Johnson, chairman of the Friends of Liberty Quarry, says that support for the quarry continues to grow weekly. “Over 1000 individuals have submitted Friends of Liberty Quarry registration cards,” he says.
According to Johnson, “As many take advantage of the tours of the Indio quarry and take the time to delve into the facts as to how the quarry will impact our area, they become enthusiastic supporters.”
In the upcoming months, Granite will be holding informational meetings at various locations to educate the public about the benefits of having a quarry in the area.
“However,” says Johnson, “I know that no manner of education or information will convince our hard-core opponents that a quarry is needed.”