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Bills Could Bypass Public Debate On Gregory Canyon, Liberty Quarry


The communities surrounding the site selected by Granite Construction Corporation have been fighting the proposed quarry since at least 2005. Documentation to this effect is available to the public via PDF of the Temecula City Council. Over 40,000 residents, 500 local businesses, and 140 area physicians have signed petitions protesting the proposed quarry.

On March 8, 2011 the City Council of the City of Temecula passed Resolution No. 11 opposing the Liberty Quarry project after spending $784,000 to annex properties and analyze/debunk Lilburn's EIR paid for by Granite Construction Corporation. Lilburn's motto of "Getting to Yes" gives insight into their methodology. (http://www.lilburncorp.com/PRINTmissi...)

It was only after the failure of local communities and local government to stop Granite Construction's plans that the Native American community became involved. Now both Native and non-Native Americans are doing their utmost to prevent the project.

On Wednesday August 31, 2011, the Riverside Planning Commission voted to deny the project as the benefits of the project did not outweigh the risks. (http://temecula.patch.com/articles/li...)

The Liberty Quarry project would destroy the LAST wild river and LAST coastal wildlife corridor in Southern California. The fact that it contains sites which are sacred to people who have inhabited those lands for 10,000 years is axiomatic and I respect that. Here is something which I understand: All Creation is Divine.

It is time to re-examine our treatment of "undeveloped land" as well as Riverside County's outdated permitting process. The negative effects of eighteenth century attitudes toward our natural world is impacting us all. It is time for a change based on facts: not financial might.

http://sacredskysacredearth.com/ab-742/

September 3, 2011 at 12:11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Casino Money Goes To Protecting Indian Sacred Sites

Great headline! Maybe the author could work in, "Granite Construction Corporation receives $29 Million Dollars of Federal stimulus money for work on on roads within the Navajo Reservation and uses $10 million to destroy sites sacred to the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians. ( http://projects.propublica.org/recove... )

Or a fact or two about the project:

The quarry would be a mile and a half long and as deep as the Empire State Building is tall. It would be one of the largest gravel pits in the nation. Blasting would occur every day that the quarry is open (six days) and operation would be from 7 am until 10 pm. Deforested areas visible from the highway (due to loss of ground water) would be painted green.

A note about the involvement of local government:

The communities surrounding the site selected by Granite Construction Corporation have been fighting the proposed quarry since at least 2005. Documentation to this effect is available to the public via PDF of the Temecula City Council. Over 40,000 residents, 500 local businesses, and 140 area physicians have signed petitions protesting the proposed quarry.

On March 8, 2011 the City Council of the City of Temecula passed Resolution No. 11 opposing the Liberty Quarry project after spending $784,000 to annex properties and analyze/debunk Lilburn's EIR paid for by Granite Construction Corporation. Lilburn's motto of "Getting to Yes" gives insight into their methodology. (http://www.lilburncorp.com/PRINTmissi...)

It was only after the failure of local communities and local government to stop Granite Construction's plans that the Native American community became involved. Now both Native and non-Native Americans are doing their utmost to prevent the project.

On Wednesday August 31, 2011, the Riverside Planning Commission voted to deny the project as the benefits of the project did not outweigh the risks.
(http://temecula.patch.com/articles/li...)

And a closing thought:

Why KPBS has chosen to malign the efforts of concerned communities surrounding the proposed Gregory Canyon Landfill and proposed Liberty Quarry with a borderline racist slant is beyond my comprehension.
( http://www.kpbs.org/news/2011/aug/25/... )

The Liberty Quarry project would destroy the LAST wild river and LAST coastal wildlife corridor in Southern California. The fact that it contains sites which are sacred is something which I understand: All Creation is Divine.

It is time to re-examine our treatment of "undeveloped land" as well as Riverside County's outdated permitting process. We are wallowing in the negative effects of business being done as usual. It is time for a change based on facts: not financial might.

http://sacredskysacredearth.com/ab-742/

September 3, 2011 at 11:53 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Liberty Quarry Up For A Key Vote

"Finding enough rock for future construction in San Diego County is becoming a critical issue. "

Maybe San Diego should look to San Diego for resources? Perhaps even use the harbor to float in what is needed.

September 3, 2011 at 11:19 a.m. ( | suggest removal )