Often, you only win the battle if you stick with it for the long haul. And when it comes to the proposed CEMEX sand and gravel mine in Soledad Canyon, it has been a long haul indeed, and the battle is not yet won.

We’re talking almost two decades. That, right now, is part of our challenge: This battle has been going on for so long, it almost seems as if people have become numb to the idea that we could end up with a 56-million-ton mine just outside Santa Clarita’s eastern border.

Are you ready to accept it? I’m not.

Our organization, Safe Action for the Environment, Inc., began opposing the mine in 1999. Shortly thereafter, we called the issue to the attention of the City of Santa Clarita, which then launched its efforts to prevent the massive CEMEX mine from being developed. In the ensuing years, the nonprofit SAFE and its volunteer supporters have worked diligently to support the City and help resolve the issue.

Read more here: CEMEX Battle: A Long Haul, and It’s Not Over Yet; Support needed to Prevent Gravel Mine