SPOKANE, Wash.-- Neighbors took a stand against a proposed sand mine to be built in Green Bluff in North Spokane.
The public comment period on the issue was scheduled to end Tuesday. Neighbors argue it will harm the environment and put students too close to a construction project. Neighbors have encouraged as many people to sound off on the issue since it was raised.
The proposed project entails building a sand mine on private property between East Greenbluff Road and Day Mount Spokane Road. There is an elementary school and middle school within a few miles of the property.
Neighbors believe students' safety will be threatened with the increase in traffic. However, some other people said they are concerned about the land designated for rural conservation.
KREM 2 attempted to get in touch with the owner of the property for several days. However, his staff said he was out of the office the past work week and remains away for part of the current week.
Neighbors conceded he was free to make the plans on his property. They add with though, with land rights also comes responsibility.