Planning commission to vote on mine by Pechanga sacred site

The Riverside County Planning Commission is expected to kill a controversial quarry mine opposed by the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians of California.

The tribe says the Liberty Quarry mine, which sits 500 yards from the reservation, will destroy the sacred Pu`eska Mountain. The tribe lobbied heavily against the project, which stirred significant local attention.

The commission already voted 4-1 to reject permits for the mine. Tomorrow's vote is considered final action.

Get the Story:
Mining Operation Expected To Be Denied (The Lake Elsinore-Wildomar Patch 12/5)
Planning commission expected to deny Liberty Quarry permits (The Southwest Riverside News Network 12/5)

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