Originally Published: January 8, 2019 9:40 p.m.
I am still disappointed that the Kirkland Pozzolan Mine got approval without conducting an environmental impact statement. With 120 trucks driving in and out of Prescott every day, and another estimated 50 vehicles driven by employee commuters, we are going to see a significant impact to our pristine air quality, our road maintenance, traffic congestion, air pollution and noise pollution. If there’s nothing that we can do now, let’s hope Kirkland Mining Company LLC at least installs diesel particulate filters on the trucks. These filters can remove 90 percent of trucks’ diesel particulate before it becomes airborne. This would give me 90 percent more confidence in Prescott’s healthy future.