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Oppose the Expansion of the Hoffay Mine in Sand Lake NY

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We oppose the proposed Mined Land Permit Modification (DEC #4-3840-00020/00003- MLF #40137) for the Hoffay Mine in the Town of Sand Lake that would expand its footprint and add a crusher, two screeners, and two generators. This mine borders several residential neighborhoods where hundreds of families live. We believe this expansion will have a significant negative impact on the environment through noise pollution and air pollution directly related to mine operations, and increased truck traffic at and to and from the mine. For these reasons we believe this application should be denied and a full environmental impact statement should be required under the State Environmental Quality Review Act. We also ask that the comment period for this application be extended for at least 60 days due to the corona virus outbreak which makes it difficult to effectively inform Sand Lake residents about this issue.

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