County fast tracks approval of mine near Pechanga sacred site

The Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians in California continues to fight a controversial mine near a sacred site.

At a public hearing on Tuesday, Chairman Mark Macarro urged the Riverside County Commission to reject a newly submitted permit for the Liberty Quarry. The mine would be located less than 500 miles from the reservation border.

Despite opposition from the tribe and residents, the commission voted 3-2 to fast track the new permit, which is a scaled-down version of one that the county reject earlier this year.

Get the Story:
Liberty Quarry closer to fast-track approval (The Riverside Press-Enterprise 7/31)
Quarry proposal near Temecula resurfaces with county vote (The Los Angeles Times 7/31)
Quarry project gets green light for fast-track review (The North County Times 8/1)

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Developer resubmits bid for mine by Pechanga Band sacred site (7/26)
County rejects quarry mine near Pechanga Band sacred site (2/17)
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