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Santa Clarita Awaits Senate Vote On Cemex Bill

After years of meetings in D.C. conference rooms, a seven-year partnership and about $12 million in lobbying efforts, the city of Santa Clarita’s hopes of stopping a 56 million-ton sand-and-gravel mine from opening next door are in jeopardy due to a New Mexico senator’s legislative hold, officials said Saturday. Photo courtesy of SCVnews.com

Photo courtesy of SCVNews.com While the House’s passage of the Soledad Canyon Settlement Act, also known as H.R. 5472, was a big win for Santa Clarita and others opposed to SCV mining, those in support of the move aren’t in the clear, yet. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. The next few days ...

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McKeon Did Not Submit Bill For Cemex

Santa Clarita Valley officials expressed frustration Thursday at Congressman Howard Buck McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, for his failure to include a Cemex bill in the National Defense Authorization Act.

Congress voted Thursday to pass the National Defense Authorization Act without a Cemex bill, despite efforts by Santa Clarita Mayor Laurene Weste and future SCV congressman, state Sen. Steve Knight, R-Palmdale, said Thursday. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. Congressman-elect Steve Knight, who’s set to take McKeon’s place in January, said he made efforts to try ...

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McKeon Cemex Bill Might Not Make Floor Vote

Santa Clarita Cemex bill is in danger of not making it to the House floor for a vote, officials said

A Cemex bill that would prevent a massive mine from moving to the Santa Clarita Valley is in danger of not making to the floor for a vote, officials said Wednesday. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. Congressman Howard Buck Mckeon, R-Santa Clarita, told Santa Clarita Councilman Bob Kellar on Wednesday his Cemex bill ...

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Editorial: The Big Myth About The Soledad Canyon Mine

Editorial: The Big Myth About The Soledad Canyon Mine

BY ANDREW G. FRIED You would think that a big push to develop a massive gravel mine would at least be backed up by one significant factor: The need for one. As we’ve written previously, the proposed 56-million-ton CEMEX mine, just outside the City of Santa Clarita, would cause significant and irreversible impacts on the wildlife corridors in and around the ...

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