Caswell County judge dismisses mining company lawsuit against residents, citing free speech
A Caswell County judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by Carolina Sunrock against opponents of a proposed mine and two asphalt plants, ruling that the defendants are engaging in constitutionally protected speech. Last year Carolina Sunrock sued 58 residents who were petitioning Caswell County officials to stop the projects. The Thomas Holt Branch of the […]
Tired of fighting opponents of a proposed mine and asphalt plants, Carolina Sunrock decides to sue
Fifty-eight defendants named in legal complaint filed in Caswell County Opponents of two asphalt plants and a 426-acre mine proposed for Caswell County have been so successful in stymieing the projects that the company behind the proposals is now taking the residents to court.
Caswell County paid $13K to mining attorney who advised repealing environmental impact ordinance
Caswell County paid $13,000 to mining and land-use attorney Tom Terrell Jr., ostensibly for his unbiased legal opinion about a mining company’s property rights. But invoices show that he was asked to also consider the repeal of the county’s environmental ordinance, which would have directly benefited Carolina Sunrock, a mining company. Not surprisingly, Terrell advised the […]
Caswell County asked a mining attorney about its environmental ordinance. Now the commission could repeal it tomorrow.
Ordinance provides public with information on potential environmental impacts of polluting industries When Caswell County Commissioners were stumped on whether mining company Carolina Sunrock could legally sidestep a local moratorium on polluting industries, they decided to hire an attorney ostensibly to give them an independent, objective legal opinion. They chose Tom Terrell Jr., a powerful […]