Jay Leutze was living a quiet life in the Appalachian mountains when he began hearing chain saws and trees falling on the other side of the valley. Jay discovered that a local business man, Paul Brown, was planning to create a massive surface gravel mine on Bellevue Mountain. The facility would blast and crush stone 24 hours a day. A permit had been issued without a single public hearing, a necessary procedural requirement. But Leutze wasn’t sure anything could be done, until he got a call from his 14 year old neighbor. That phone call led him down a five year journey to justice, trying to save the mountain and preserve the landscape for future generations. A conversation about saving a mountain, when Charlotte Talks.
Jay Erskine Leutze - Author of Stand Up That Mountain: The Battle to Save One Small Community in the Wilderness Along the Appalachian Trail
- Event: Jay Erskine Leutze has a book signing and talk Thursday at 7:00pm at Park Road Books. Details.