Hunt Midwest Breaks Laws with Sunflower Quarry
County Still Grants Permission to Keep Quarry in Operation
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What Happened to Democracy in Johnson County? - Mary Lindsay
In 1989, Hunt/Midwest applied for a conditional use permit (CUP) for their Sunflower Quarry. By the time it was too late to do anything, the vast majority of the residents hadn't even been notified about H/MW's plans for the quarry. Since then, the Sunflower Neighbors Group has fought a 15-year struggle against Hunt/Midwest, who is still operating a 125-acre quarry even without a legal permit to do so!
Reclaim Democracy supports citizens over big corporations. Hunt Martin LLC (formerly Hunt/Midwest) is a corporation that has used its wealth and power in the operation of its quarry near De Soto, Kansas. RD/KC supports the Sunflower Neighbors Group which has had a long struggle with this quarry and is in the final steps to stop the quarry’s devastation of the landscape.
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