Potter, Steven
August 2008
New York State Conservationist;Aug2008, Vol. 63 Issue 1, p12
The article focuses on the collaboration between the bluestone mining industry in Catskills, New York and the Division of Mineral Resources of the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to address the environmental impact of the industry. The term bluestone refers to the stone consisting of sandstones that can split easily into thin and smooth slabs. The importance of the industry to construction and architecture as well as the Mined Land Reclamation Law (MLRL) and the Bluestone Exploration Authorization of DEC are discussed.


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