|DEMAND INDEPENDENT STUDIES
so that there will be facts from OTHER than just Granite’s paid consultants.
Let them know about the “flaws”, the
INADEQUACIES, the inconsistencies in
procedural issues, evaluations and claims throughout the
DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT (DEIR)….and
what Granite has been claiming in their publicity ads, their “Open House
meetings”, and their publications.|
|Let them know there are
to allowing a quarry in this sensitive, unique area.Get in touch with your
own personal issues related to the effects of this quarry.
Are you a grower (avocados, citrus, flowers, grapes).
How will your crops, your livelihood be affected? If you have children or
have health issues, write from your heart! What
do you want your Supervisors to know? Urge them to help you stop this
Find different “twists” to your comments so that they cannot be “lumped”
together with other written comments. |
|WE also suggest that you put your comments in the form of questions if
possible to be ensured that you get an answer.You can
CHALLENGE anything in the Draft
Environmental Impact Report! |
LETTERS COMING! We don’t want
them to become complacent about this issue. WE are in the “HOME STRETCH!”
Below is a list of some of
the suggested topics. Please feel free to add your own as
well. If you have a great topic and don't see it on the list, email it to
Crystalline silica, nuisance dust, diesel exhaust pollution, diesel soot
pollution,dust from blasting, fugitive dust from land
clearing, grading, loading and unloading bulk materials (as sand, gravel,
aggregate), transferring material into storage bins, discharging them into
hoppers, and so on. Residents of Riverside County are already
receiving "F" Grades on Ozone and Particle Pollution from the
latest (2009) State of the Air Report from the American Lung
Association. We do not need more trucks on our roadways.
Read more here:
Lung disease is the number three killer in America, responsible for one in six deaths. Lung disease and other breathing problems
constitute one of the leading causes of death in babies younger than one
year old. “Valley Fever” (Coccidioidomycocis) could be a real
threat when this much earth is disturbed over time. These impacts
are well documented:
"Two major analyses recently
concluded that air pollution is
especially harmful to children. They
found that air pollution is so
dangerous that it can even threaten
children’s lives. The World Health
Organization (WHO) published an
in-depth look at the research on
children’s health and air pollution.
Most importantly, the scientists
concluded that particle pollution
caused infant deaths. In addition,
they found that air pollution caused
a host of harmful effects in
long-term decreased lung
function rates and lower lung
function levels, critical
measures of how well the child
will breathe throughout his or
her life (due primarily to
exposure to particle pollution
and traffic-related pollution);
|worsening of asthma
(from exposure to particle as
well as ozone pollution);
and incidence of cough and
bronchitis (primarily from
particle pollution); and
|increased risk of
upper and lower respiratory
Read the full report at
Noise, high frequency vibrations and effects on humans and wildlife.
|HAZARDS and HAZARDOUS MATERIALS|
Diesel fuel and dangerous explosives will be stored on the site. What else?
The quarry is inconsistent with the needs and land use in the area. The Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve is NEXT
DOOR! Over 40 years of research could be lost to us. On this same land, the
last Wildlife Corridor between the coastal Santa Ana Mountains and inland Palomar
Mountains is in danger of extinction. The last free flowing river in Southern
California, the Santa Margarita is in danger of becoming polluted.
Failure to adequately address environmental issues can lead to
serious, long-lasting, and irreversible environmental consequences,
either in the vicinity of the site or at locations distant from the
1600 truck trips per day between 6:30 am and late afternoon. Potential
accidents, back up, rocks hitting windshields, condition of
roadways, etc. There will be 370 aggregate trucks, 197 concrete
trucks, 164 asphalt trucks,23 recycle trucks, 12 cement trucks, 2 fuel trucks, 12
construction trucks and 233 cars coming and going on this site as well. We are talking about a “MAJOR
INDUSTRIAL AREA” here! "The I-15 corridor through
the states of California, Arizona, Nevada, and Utah is over 840 miles
with approximately 220 miles traversing through urban areas. Currently,
the average daily traffic throughout the entire corridor is over 56,000
with a maximum over 250,000. Average daily truck traffic is over 9,000
with a maximum over 60,000. Among the 220 mile urban segments, over 60
percent is currently under heavy congestion. Without any further
improvement to the corridor, the projected 2035 average daily traffic
will be over 150,000 which includes over 27,000 trucks. By 2035, 98
percent of urban segments will be under heavy congestion. Congestion for
non-urban segments will increase from the current 21 percent to over 85
Effects on habitat as well as humans.
Also negative effect on world-renowned Palomar Observatory.
"Light pollution is an increasing problem for observatories
everywhere. One of the reasons Palomar Mountain was selected as the site
for the 200-inch telescope was its dark skies that would allow
observation of the faintest galaxies without the interference of city
lights. Since 1934, rapid urbanization of southern California has
resulted in a significant increase in the amount of sky glow. If such
light pollution continues to increase, it will seriously reduce the
effectiveness of the Palomar Observatory for many types of research."
Learn more at:
From blasting, digging and crushing, generators, machinery, asphalt plants,
concrete plants, trucks.
Quarry’s needs are 370 acre feet annually. This would displace the needs of 3,700 residents. Granite is digging down
1000’+. What if they pollute the aquifer? What about wells in area and
other nearby areas? Will pollution runoff into the Santa Margarita River?
Camp Pendleton? (Santa Margarita River is their water source.)
Failure to address these adequately; What about areas not located so close to heavily populated areas or in
|ALTERNATE SOURCES OF AGGREGATE|
Failure to address this adequately; Rosemary’s Mountain quarry is not mentioned. Marine transported
aggregate is not mentioned. Quarries in Corona are permitted until 2026
and can be re-permitted for 100+ years. “ Portable” quarry locations (which are
temporary) provide hundreds of thousands of tons of aggregate and are
not addressed. Recycling aggregate from torn up roadbeds is not
|ROSEMARY’S MOUNTAIN QUARRY|
They anticipate being up to full production by 2012. After 20 years, they CAN file to be RE permitted.
According to the General Manager, Gary Nolan, “There is not a lot of aggregate
being sold and we don’t foresee a lot in the future.”
What faults are in the area of the site ? The Elsinore fault line
runs along the site.
In the neighboring communities number over 100…this does not even count all
of the preschools!
DISRESPECTED THE NATIVE AMERICAN SPIRITUAL BELIEFS. The Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians has identified this
area as a sacred site; their place of “Creation”.
(2) on site; noise and stink from them. These plants will remain even after
the granite quarry is gone. They begin production at
4:00 am.HOW RELIABLE are all of Granite’s studies? AGAIN, we need to demand that
be done to compare with Granite’s reports from paid consultants.
Cost to ALL of our communities, the Temecula Wine Country, Old Town
Temecula, Fallbrook downtown activities (Avocado Festival, Hot
August Nights, etc)
How WILL avocado, citrus, flower growers, nurseries be affected. How will the wineries be affected? “Fugitive dust
deposited on leaves and foliage reduces crop yields.” (California Air
Resources Board) . Will the dust affect pollination/ vital insects? Bees? Will more
pesticides be required?
Storage of diesel fuel and explosives on the property.
The adjacent area has Native American artifacts. They have never lifted a shovel to the property to look.
|WHAT AGGREGATE SHORTAGE? |
Quarries in Corona claim that they have reserves until 2026 and CAN get re permitted for at
least 100 years. Rosemary’s Mountain Quarry is more than
sufficient to provide San Diego’s needs. The last State of California
Aggregate Reserve Study was done in 2006 and no longer represents the current
demand for aggregate.
There are currently close to 500 businesses and non profit groups who have
signed statements opposing Liberty quarry.There are over 100 Medical Doctors who have
signed statements opposing Liberty quarry. There are over 25,000 names on petitions
opposing Liberty quarry. View the BANGO
|AFTER 75 YEARS? |
the quarry be re permitted for another 75 years? Will it become a reservoir? Reservoirs made from abandoned
quarries are proven to be conducive to earthquake activity. What do you
DO with a 1000+ pit in the ground?