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Millie Smith letter to FL DEP

August 5, 2015

Good morning, Mr. Read. My father lives in Brooksville and he is a 100% service connected disabled veteran.  He lives just off of Fort Dade and Cortez Blvd and has lived there since 1992.   CEMEX  states on their website “Act with Integrity” –“We act with honesty and transparency in all our interactions because we care […]

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Nature Coast Action Team letter to FL DEP

August 4, 2015

August 4, 2015   Florida Department of Environmental Protection Division of Air Resource Management, Office of Permitting and Compliance 2600 Blair Stone Road Tallahassee, FL 32399-2400   Re: Public Comment on Draft/Proposed permit # 0530021-054-AV CEMEX Construction Materials Florida, LLC, Brooksville, Florida   As Founder and President, I am writing on behalf of the Nature […]

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Sierra Club Tampa Bay & Suncoast Chapters Letter to FL DEP

August 4, 2015

Sierra Club letter    Sierra Club August 3, 2015 David Read, Environmental Administrator Florida Department of Environmental Protection Division of Air Resource Management, Office of Permitting and Compliance 2600 Blair Stone Road, MS #5505 Tallahassee, FL 32399-2400   Dear Mr. Read:   The Sierra Club has mounted a decade long campaign to remove coal-burning plants […]

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H. Brooke Martin letter to FL DEP

August 4, 2015

Date: August 3, 2015 at 5:25:44 PM EDT To: “david.read@dep.state.fl.us” <david.read@dep.state.fl.us> Subject: Draft/proposed permit #0530021-054-AV CEMEX construction materials Florida LLC, Brooksville Dear Sirs:I am a resident of Hernando County and a retired public health worker. I am strongly opposed to CEMEX being issued a permit to continue coal burning. This is an outdated practice that […]

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Ray Wunderlich, III M.S. letter to FL DEP

August 1, 2015

 Dear Mr. Read, I am a native Floridian and St. Petersburgian.  I believe we need to make progressive, intelligent and forward thinking decisions to improve our State’s natural resources , including our fauna, our citizen’s health and prevent disease of our population. Lets NOT renew or allow the Cemex Cement Factory to continue operations. I […]

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Peggy Berg Letter to FL DEP

July 31, 2015

Dear David, We vacation in Hernando County and are interested in making it our home in the future. We are deeply opposed to the continued operation of CEMEX Brooksville South. The plant is bad for our respiratory health and for the environment. CEMEX has not been a responsible operator at this plan. It has violated […]

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Robert Kiem letter to FL DEP

July 31, 2015

Mr. Read, It is my understanding that CEMEX is seeking a state permit to extend the air pollution permit for the Brooksville South Cement Plant.  This long-outdated coal burning plant has been cited almost 20 times since 2001 for mercury emissions that exceeded air quality standards, and is considered a major source of air pollution […]

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Mary Ann Tobin letter to FL DEP

July 31, 2015

Re: Public Comment on Draft/Proposed permit # 0530021-054-AV CEMEX Construction Materials Florida, LLC, Brooksville, Florida Do not grant CEMEX a permit to destroy our environment. Mercury emissions from this plant have violated air quality regulations regularly over the past 15 years. That is not acceptable. We don’t need more poison in our environment and it […]

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Jean Cross letter to Fl-DEP

July 31, 2015

July 29, 2015 Florida Department of Environmental Protection Division of Air Resource Management, Office of Permitting and Compliance 2600 Blair Stone Road, MS#5505 Tallahassee, FL 32399-2400 Dear Sirs: I would appreciate your attention to my concerns regarding the renewal of permit #0530021-054-AV by CEMEX Construction Materials in Brooksville, Florida.  I have been a resident of […]

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ACTION ALERT! CEMEX BROOKSVILLE PLANT SEEKS PERMIT EXTENSION! SEND IN YOUR COMMENTS TODAY! PUBLIC COMMENT CLOSES AUGUST 9th

July 28, 2015

CEMEX Action Alert and Sample Letter ISSUE: CEMEX is seeking a state permit to extend the air pollutants permit for the Brooksville South Cement Plant. This outdated coal burning plant has been cited 19 times since 2001 for mercury emissions that exceeded air quality standards and is considered a major source of air pollution under […]

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Florida News Flash: Firefighters battling large brush fire near CEMEX plant

June 14, 2015

http://www.rnrfonline.com/firefighters-battling-large-brush-fire-near-cemex-plant/

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Sierra Club: A No-brainer: Strengthen Air Quality Standards

June 3, 2015

http://www.sierraclub.org/planet/2015/05/no-brainer-strengthen-air-quality-standards?pi_email=dquirolo%40gmail.com&utm_source=insider&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter The Planet Sierra Club stories from the front lines May 12, 2015 By Javier Sierra Does your kid have learning problems? Does he have problems concentrating and he is easily distracted? Is he doing poorly in school? There can be a host of reasons for these problems. But a recent study is confirming the […]

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Sierra Club letters to Commissioners Adkins and Rowden

May 27, 2015

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Union of Concerned Scientists: Environmental impacts of coal power: air pollution

May 22, 2015

Union of Concerned Scientists: Environmental Impacts of Coal Power: Air Pollution

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DEP confirms violations at CEMEX Cement Plant; Up for Discussion May 26 at County Commission Meeting

May 22, 2015

Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s (FL DEP)  External Affairs Manager Ana Gibbs confirmed today that the CEMEX Brooksville South Cement Plant is currently noncompliant, but the “Department is currently working with CEMEX to resolve this  situation.”    This is a Portland cement manufacturing facility comprised of two cement kilns, one of them an old coal burning plant, […]

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Grist.org: What’s worse than burning coal? Burning wood

May 22, 2015

Another twist in the CEMEX story .  The Brooksville CEMEX CEMENT Plant utilizes a coal burning plant with biomass–wood chips–to keep the emissions down.   Read on about how bad that is. http://http://grist.org/new​s/whats-worse-than-b​urning-coal-burning-​wood/

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Veterans Clean up African American Spring Hill Cemetery

May 20, 2015

Cemetery trustee Alyce Walker is all smiles because a wonderful group of local veterans and other volunteers have been giving generously of their time, resources and good ideas to cleaning up, securing, and managing the African American Spring Hill Cemetery.  It is now locked at dark and re-opened each morning.  Fencing has been repaired and two back […]

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Celebrating the Win on Tuesday April 28

May 5, 2015
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Jimmy Lodato: Youtube on CEMEX decision: what’s next????

April 30, 2015
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Hernando Phoenix: David beats Goliath by Dorothy Famiano

April 29, 2015

http://l.facebook.com/l/cAQGWy7q6AQEnc-YpxwXk5BVS_x7f2uNOuDxs4J2YA73mxw/www.hernandophoenix.com April 29, 2015 Shouts of relief erupted throughout the Hernando Board of county Commissioners chambers Tuesday morning from a small but mighty group of residents that fought with every ounce of energy they could muster for more than a year in a David and Goliath battle. Shouts of relief erupted throughout the Hernando Board […]

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Tampa Bay Times: Opponents express joy after CEMEX drops request to allow mining west of Brooksville

April 29, 2015

Opponents express joy after Cemex drops request to allow mining west of Brooksville

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Diane Rowden presents humorous take on tourism if we had approved the new mine.

April 29, 2015

Thank goodness County Commissioners Diane Rowden and Jim Adkins had the good sense to vote the new CEMEX mine DOWN!  We won!   Please send an email to them thanking them for making the right decision on this issue.   Email drowden@hernandocounty.us and jadkins@hernandocounty.us today!      

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Tampa Bay Times: Lacking votes, CEMEX withdraws proposal to expand lime rock mining west of Brooksville by Barbara Behrendt

April 28, 2015

Tuesday April 28th. WE WON!!!!!!  Very special thanks to Commissioners Jim Adkins and Diane Rowden for standing tall with us to JUST SAY NO TO CEMEX!    This article says it all!  Lacking votes, CEMEX withdraws proposal to expand lime rock mining

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Tampa Bay Times: Barbara Behrendt “Opponents, Cemex hone arguments as Hernando commissioners prepare for mine-expansion vote

April 25, 2015

Tampa Bay Time: Opponents, Cemex hone arguments as Hernando commissioners prepare for mine-expansion vote by Barbara Behrendt    

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Tampa Bay Times: Dan Dewitt “Commissioner Adkins holds the key vote on proposed new mine”

April 23, 2015

  Commissioner Adkins holds key vote on proposed new mine

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THE BIG VOTE IS TUESDAY APRIL 28; DO YOUR PART NOW!

April 22, 2015

We’re in the final stages of our fight against CEMEX to stop their plan to mine for the next 20 years across from the hospital and on the main business corridor into Brooksville, our county seat.   CEMEX and the property owners have pulled out all the stops to secure their influence over commissioners and others.   […]

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Mining vs. Tourism Economic Impacts submitted by DeeVon Quirolo

April 17, 2015

US Travel Association Report – County Level Data – Provided by Visit Florida 2010 Hernando County Data Travel Spending = $86,570,000 Travel Generated Payroll = $32,180,000 Travel Generated Employment = 2,000 Travel Generated State Tax Receipts = $4,470,000 Travel Generated Local Tax Receipts = $2,260,000 2013 Hernando County Data Travel Spending = $93,690,000 Travel Generated […]

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Comment of Lisa Bambauer

April 17, 2015

Please include my comments in the public record. Thank you. I am appalled by the lengths given, by our county commissioners, to the consideration of the proposed mine expansion. It is my understanding that the residents who live in the area around the mine have clearly voiced their objections to the mine expansion. The Hernando […]

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