Everybody in the 100 mile vicinity of Pueblo, CO?

Ava Devenport essenheal at iname.com
Sun Jul 16 19:42:59 EDT 2000

Dea list members:

Just returned to Indiana from a wonderful educational experience in SW CO. 
to terrible news!  Pueblo, CO. and the vicinity is under attack by our own 
local government and the Pueblo Economic Development Corporation to install 
and construct/operate a cement factory/strip mine facility.  Pueblo is WELL 
 within the 20 mile DANGER ZONE per our Colorado Dept. of Public Health & 
Environment - Air pollution control division.  The facility, Grupo Cementos 
de Chihuahua (GCC) dba the Rio Grande Portland Cement Corp. has been sited 
by the dept. of health as a "MAJOR STATIONARY SOURCE" of pollution.

There will be a public hearing on Thursday, July 20th, at the Pueblo 
Convention Center, from 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm, please plan to attend this 
meeting to express your opinion concerning the construction of this 
industrial facility.  Information concerning the hazards to farmers, the 
environment and the public health has been under wraps since April of 1999 
and the facility was granted an initial permit on July 12, 2000.  City 
Council and PEDCO has been hiding the blatant facts considering the harm 
this facility can cause our organic farming community!  Please see the 
website for additional information at:  
www.cdphe.state.co.us/op/riograndepermit.pdf  for the initial permit 
granted and: www.cdphe.state.co.us/op/rioresponse.pdf  for responses to 
public comment including Impact analysis and numerous requests for denial 
of permit.

Of those who don't live within the Pueblo area, this should be of concern 
to you also in case your local area MAY grant such a request in the 

Please excuse me for posting this Lawrence, as I truly believe that this 
could impact our future in sustainability, organic and natural farming and 
the health of all concerned on this, and other, lists.


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