In a recent court filing, the
However, a rail loading system was later eliminated from the refinery proposal, causing the estimated amount of truck traffic to double, according to Meridian’s applications to the
An estimate of truck traffic was not included in the 100-page permit application to
But in a revised
“It’s just such a staggering number,” said
Members of the
Meridian had not filed a response to the motion as of Friday. In a previous court filing, Meridian argued the permit from the county is valid and the lawsuit should be dismissed.
In a written response to questions from the
It’s unclear what rail transportation system Prentice was referencing and a company spokesman did not respond to a question Friday seeking clarification.
Meridian at one time discussed transporting products from the nearby
There is no pipeline to transport refined fuels in that area.
In addition, it is not clear whether Meridian intends to dispose of wastewater generated by the refinery onsite or truck it to an existing disposal well. The company has not applied for a permit from the
In its application to the county, Meridian said it plans to pave and improve roads surrounding the refinery and collaborate with local officials on traffic studies.
A hearing on the motion is scheduled for
Meanwhile, Meridian is pushing for the case to be moved from
Meridian announced on
The project that would be 3 miles from the boundary of
A separate lawsuit challenges Meridian’s permit with the
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