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KPBS: Vote planned on quarry mine at Pechanga sacred site

"A key vote today will decide if a huge rock quarry north of San Diego can go forward; the Liberty Quarry faces strong opposition.

The Riverside Planning Department will take its final vote this afternoon on Granite Construction’s plan to open a major quarry on Interstate 15, south of Temecula.

Finding enough rock for future construction in San Diego County is becoming a critical issue. According to a report this year by the San Diego Association of Governments, the number of quarries in the county has fallen from almost 50 in 1980 to 16 now.

Courtney Coyle, attorney for the Pechanga Band of Indians, said the project is on sacred land. "

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Liberty Quarry Up For A Key Vote (KPBS 8/31)

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