San Diego Zoo – Generic – Banner
All Americans Bail Bonds – Banner
IHOP – Banner
Nothing Bundt Cakes – Banner
Santa Clarita Autosound – Banner
Academy Swim Club – Banner
Adage IT – Banner
Newhall Land – 2015 – Banner
Galpin Motors – Banner
SCV Senior Center – Touch A Truck 2015 – Banner
Patterson’s Collision Center – Banner
AV Party Rental – Banner
Valencia Town Center – Farmer’s Market – Banner
Brent’s Carpet One – Banner
Newhall Land – Banner
Disneyland – Diamond Celebration – Banner
Green Convergence – Sun Power – Banner
Facey – Banner
SCV Chinese School – Banner 3
Union Bank – Banner
California High Speed Rail – Palmdale – Banner
Santa Clarita Transit – Dump the Pump – Banner
College Of The Canyons – Banner
Simply Taylored – Banner
Hugo Naturals – Banner
Beyond Harmony – Banner
SCV Chinese School – Banner
Action Family Counseling – Banner
SCV Chinese School – Banner 2
It is forecast to be Clear at 7:00 PM PDT on May 27, 2015
Home » Santa Clarita News » Anti-Mining Group Asks For Public Support At City Council Meeting

Anti-Mining Group Asks For Public Support At City Council Meeting

khts_editorial5blurThe nonprofit Safe Action for the Environment Inc. is calling on the community to show up at City Hall Tuesday night in support of a resolution that could help save Soledad Canyon from the proposed CEMEX mine, by asking Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, to rejoin the effort to stop the mine.

“Time is running out,” said SAFE President Andrew Fried. “Long-term mining along the entire Soledad Canyon corridor may be imminent. Participation at Tuesday evening’s City Council meeting to support the City’s resolution from as many people as possible is extremely important.”

Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking news alerts delivered right to your inbox

The resolution going before the council tonight states, in part, that the council formally requests McKeon to join the city, CEMEX and other legislative leaders “in developing, introducing, and having enacted into law during the 112th Congress, bipartisan legislation that accomplishes the three key goals of the City of Santa Clarita and CEMEX, and does not violate the House of Representatives rule relating to earmarks.”

Those three key goals are to cancel the mining contracts, “withdraw from further mineral entry” the areas that are the subject of those contracts, and to fairly compensate CEMEX for the value of the contracts it holds that would enable the company to mine 56 million tons of sand and gravel from the site in Soledad Canyon, just outside Santa Clarita’s eastern border. The proposed mine would generate an estimated 1,164 truck trips per day on local roads and State Route 14, and is expected to have significant negative impacts on local air quality.

McKeon has refused to act on behalf of Santa Clarita Valley residents this year regarding the Cemex issue because, he says, any legislation duplicating his previous efforts would be deemed a prohibited earmark under House rules. The congressman has introduced legislation on the issue during four previous congressional sessions, but has not done so this year.

Instead, Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., has introduced a bill in the Senate, S.759, which would cancel the CEMEX mining contracts and compensate the company through the sale of federal property near Victorville that’s slated to be disposed of anyway. The Boxer bill has not been deemed to be an earmark in the Senate, where it awaits a committee hearing.

“This should not be construed as a partisan issue,” Fried said. “Nevertheless, Congressman McKeon has chosen party politics rather than helping to protect our community. This resolution gives people the opportunity through the City to request that Congressman McKeon stop putting partisan politics before the needs of his constituents.”

The City Council meeting begins 6 p.m. at Santa Clarita City Hall, 23920 Valencia Blvd.


Anti-Mining Group Asks For Public Support At City Council Meeting

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

About KHTS AM 1220

Beyond Harmony – News Banner
Academy Swim Club – News Banner
AV Party Rental – News Banner
Action Family Counseling – News Banner
Hugo Naturals – News Banner
College Of The Canyons – News Banner
All American Bail Bonds – News Banner
Patterson’s Collision Center – Tile
Dermacure – Tile
Wicall’s Carpet
Action Family Counseling – Tile
Santa Clarita Autosound – Tile
Galpin Motors – Tile