Azusa’s City Council has been forced to schedule a referendum of the voters to decide the mining issue. There will be an election on “Measure A” January 25, 2011. Volunteer now to help us get the word out. Alternatively, please donate to our cause so that we can get out one flyer before the election.
Vulcan Materials Company has been given permission by the Azusa City Council to expand their open face mining pit from its current location in Fish Canyon, westward to the top of Van Tassel Ridge, the nearby mountain that faces south and is visible from much of the San Gabriel Valley.
Not content with destroying the beautiful entrance to the canyon where Fish Canyon Falls are located, the mining company now is moving to obliterate another 80 acres—and expand mining onto a mountain which forms part of the of the San Gabriel front range. The mining operation produces dangerous silica dust, which poses serious health and safety concerns. Since the early 1990s they have closed off public access to Fish Canyon, and the beautiful waterfalls that lie two miles up the valley. More on the Falls/Trail. To date, Vulcan’s half-hearted attempts at reclamation of completed mining areas do not inspire confidence in their ability or desire to do a proper job.
PowerPoint presentation from our recent meeting (Flash required)