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City supports Pechanga Band in bill to ban mine near sacred site

The city council in Temecula, California, voted 4-1 to support a bill that would bar a quarry mine opposed by the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians.

The council's vote came after the California Senate's Natural Resources and Water Committee held a hearing on AB 742. The bill was approved and sent to another committee for further consideration.

The tribe opposes the the Liberty Quarry. The site is 500 years from the reservation boundary.

The tribe says the mine will destroy places that are central to its creation.

Get the Story:
Council supports Pechanga anti-Liberty Quarry bill (The North County Times 8/24)
Senate committee passes, and then parks, anti-quarry bill (The Riverside Press-Enterprise 8/24)

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