Lucy County residents opposed the rock-mine proposal at city council meeting

St. LUCI COUNTY – Residents of Carleton Road, a farming community on the county’s western border, expressed concerns about a proposed Coquina shale mine during a city council meeting on Wednesday.

About 100 people attended the meeting, which was hosted by Commissioner Kathy Townsend in the District Committee rooms in Fort Pierce. The developers explained the project, and frustrated residents raised concerns about its potential impact on aquifers, wells, the environment and traffic.

“We have some really valid concerns about the quality of our water, our health conditions, our crops, our animals,” said Melissa Jack, 35, who has lived on Glades Cut Off Road for more than seven years.

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