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Will California’s Bullet Train Blast Through Your Back Yard?

|  By Andrew Fried, SAFE President  | May 6, 2016 Over the years, the acronym NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) has taken on a widely recognized negative connotation: People who oppose things like new construction or government infrastructure projects get labeled, derisively, as NIMBY’s: The implication is that a NIMBY is someone who doesn’t care about the greater good, or the rights of another land owner to develop his or her property. If the new project is in a…

Legislators Take Aim at the CEMEX ‘Zombie Mine’

|  By Andrew Fried, SAFE President  | Feb. 26, 2016 As soon as the federal Bureau of Land Management announced it was canceling the CEMEX Soledad Canyon mining contracts last August, those of us who have been following the issue for over a decade noticed one potentially frightening loophole: The BLM never said it was ruling out a massive gravel mine in Soledad Canyon. It was just canceling CEMEX’s contract to develop it. Yes, perhaps we’re paranoid. For a decade…

Wilk Bill Tackles Complacency Over CEMEX Mine

SB 146 Would Guarantee Residents a Voice Over Mine’s Water Permits |     By Andrew Fried, SAFE President, Feb. 20, 2017     | Complacency is deadly. This truism can be aptly applied to the battle to prevent CEMEX USA from developing a massive sand and gravel mine in Soledad Canyon. After more than two decades, in August 2015 it appeared the battle may be drawing to a close, as the federal Bureau of Land Management canceled the contracts…

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