Environment | Politics

Pechanga Band pushes bill to stop quarry mine near sacred site

The Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians is pushing legislation to block a controversial quarry mine in Riverside County, California.

The tribe says the Liberty Quarry mine will hollow out a mountain that plays a key role in the tribe's creation story. The site is 500 yards from the reservation border.

"It is not an option to tell our future generations that their place of creation, the basis of their history and their very identity, used to be here," al Chairman Mark Macarro said in a statement.

The bill has bipartisan support.

Get the Story:
Pechanga sponsors anti-Liberty Quarry legislation (The North County Times 8/5)
Bill aims to kill Liberty Quarry (The Riverside Press-Enterprise 8/5)

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