Quarry project, Williamsburg SC

There is a Right Way and a Wrong Way to Introduce Your Quarry Application

In today’s environment of instant, easy and digital communication, opposing a development is easier than it has been in the past. It is now far easier to earn attention – positive and negative – for a development project using email, Facebook, Twitter and other social networks.

By Christopher Hopkins

Help a Boy Scout Earn a Merit Badge

Boy Scouts of America and Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME) have created a new merit badge called Mining in Society.

By Christopher Hopkins

She Hates You

Skipping homework in public opinion and politics can sink quarry expansion plans.

By Christopher Hopkins

After You Beat Them, Join Them

Don’t view permitting as a one-time public relations endeavor. These old friends may influence new goals as well.

By Christopher Hopkins

Everything is Political

Overcoming Opposition and Building Community Acceptance: Everything is Political.

By Christopher Hopkins

Overcoming Public Opposition to Quarry Development

Overcoming Public Opposition to Quarry Development.

By Christopher Hopkins