By Nao Braverman
Local critics of truck traffic have questioned the legality of nearby mining operations. But now it’s turnabout time.
Nearby mine owners are questioning the legality of the demands of their regulators.
Owners of the Ozena Valley Sand and Gravel Mine and the Virgilio Family Trust filed a lawsuit against Ventura County last week, for allegedly changing the scope of their permitted operations without prior notice, hearing or environmental review, according to the lawsuit.