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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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Comments on Economic Profile by DeeVon Quirolo

April 14, 2015

economic profile comments Presented to Hernando County Commission on April 14th, 2015 Re: CEMEX CPAM 1102 Date: April 14, 2015 Good afternoon. My name is DeeVon Quirolo and I am here as a voter and a resident and as president of Nature Coast Conservation Neighbors Against Mining Project.   The Withlacoochee Planning Council “Economic Profile and […]

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Concerns regarding CEMEX blasting impacts

April 14, 2015

Presented to the Hernando County Commission on Tuesday, April 14 during Citizen Comment Blasting Comments CEMEX CPAM 1102                                                                                                                 April 14, 2015 My name is DeeVon Quirolo and I speak for Neighbors Against Mining to address the CEMEX application for a comp plan amendment. CEMEX has failed to provide competent evidence regarding the protection of area […]

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Comments of Dr. Richard Weisskopp on Economic Profile of Mining in Hernando

April 14, 2015

Hernando county Counter-point Weisskoff Report Hernando County Counter-Point: Report on the “Economic Profile & Economic Impact of Mining and Tourism”   By Richard Weisskoff, Ph.D., economist, professor (UM), author, Economics of Everglades Restoration. 1. There is no economic need for additional reserves or mines in Hernando County at the present time or near future.  On […]

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Lake County Commissioners vote against controversial CEMEX sand mine

April 11, 2015

Controversial Sand Mine Lake Commissioners vote against controversial CEMEX sand mine Lake County Commissioners voted 3-2 against a project that would bring a controversial sand mine to the Four Corners area of Lake County. By Dave D’Marko, Lake County Reporter Last Updated: Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 7:52 PM Share on facebook Share on twitter Share […]

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Economic Profile and Impact Analysis of Mining in Hernando County by Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council

April 8, 2015

Economic Profile & Impact Analysis of Mining in Hernando County dated March 30, 2015 by Lauren Yeatter, AICP

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Comment of Millie Smith

April 8, 2015

April 8, 2015 Good afternoon. I am writing Fox News at the request of my father. 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 seeks to change the comprehensive land use plan […]

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Comments of Dan Hilliard

April 8, 2015

Dan Hilliard Comment April 7, 2014 Hernando County Planning Office Subject: CEMEX CPAM 1102; Application for Comprehensive Land Use Plan Amendment To Whom It May Concern, I am a resident of Citrus County and neighbor of a limestone mine.  Despite my dislocation from the project and/or land use amendment under consideration I have long term […]

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Contact the County Commissioners Now! STOP the new CEMEX Mine

April 6, 2015

*Time to Apply Pressure:  Final Vote set for Tuesday April 28th at Brooksville Courthouse CEMEX seeks to change the comprehensive land use plan on 728 acres fronting Cortez Boulevard across from Bayfront Hospital to Fort Dade Avenue on the north from agricultural to mining.  For the next 20 years, we’d live with open pit lime rock […]

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Hernando Phoenix: Brooksville City Council Members Meet Privately with CEMEX while Concerned Citizens Left Out in the Cold

March 20, 2015

Brooksville City Council Members Meet Privately With Cemex While Concerned Constituents Left Out In The Cold March 15, 2015 |  By Dorothy Famiano (UPDATED: March 16, 2015 @10:53am) In the twist and turn of events surrounding Mexico based Cemex’s  proposed land use change, it has become apparent that the mining giant will stop at nothing to […]

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Tampa Bay Times: Hernando Times: After cutting comments short, Brooksville council steers clear of mining issue

March 20, 2015

  Barbara BehrendtBarbara Behrendt, Times Staff Writer file:///C:/Users/DeeVon/Desktop/After%20cutting%20comments%20short,%20Brooksville%20council%20steers%20clear%20of%20mining%20issue%20_%20Tampa%20Bay%20Times.htm   Tuesday, March 17, 2015 5:36pm WILL VRAGOVIC | Times (2011) Some Brooksville residents are vehemently opposed to plans by Cemex to expand mining on Cortez Boulevard, just outside the city limits. BROOKSVILLE — The City Council got a small taste Monday night of what county officials […]

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Hernando Phoenix: Will of the People be damned; there will be a Mine

March 17, 2015

March 17, 2015 By Dorothy Famiano   L to R: Cliff Taylor, City Attorney; Joe Johnson, Vice Mayor; Robert Batistta, Councilman; T. Jennene Norman-Vacha, City Manager; Frankie Burnett, Mayor; Natalie Kahler, councilwoman, Betty Erhard, Councilwoman There was a new aura setting the tone of the Brooksville City Council meeting last night. Aside from the usual […]

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Florida News Flash: Brooksville City Council Called Cowardly over CEMEX mining issue

March 17, 2015

By the way, Natalie Kahler did not oppose the  mine; her comment was, “This is not our issue. It does not build good relationships.”   http://floridanewsflash.com/article.php/brooksville-city-council-called-cowardly-over-cemex-mining-issue-21266 Written By: Sam McCall Mar 16, 2015 @ 9:17 PM   ‘Neighbors Against Mining,’ a local advocacy group that is trying to stop the expansion of a mining operation to […]

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National Geographic: Inside the Battle Over a Strip Mine Cemetery

March 16, 2015

See the image of how mining can completely encircle a family cemetery. ‘Hope this doesn’t happen to our historic  African American Spring Hill Cemetery. Inside the Battle Over a Strip-Mine Cemetery    

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Pending Issues with CEMEX mine application for Comprehensive Land Use Plan

March 14, 2015

See below our latest comments filed with the Hernando County Planning Dept. regarding the outstanding issues on the CEMEX mine application.  On this post, I did not enclose the maps, studies and other attachments referred to but they were filed with the county even though each document is already part of the official record. County […]

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Action Alert: CIty Council Meeting March 16th 7pm Brooksville City Hall

March 7, 2015

City Action Alert     Stop the new CEMEX mine! Be there! Brooksville City Council Meeting Monday March 16th 7pm CEMEX Construction Materials Florida is seeking to change the comprehensive land use plan for Hernando County on 728 acres fronting Cortez Boulevard (State Road 50) to Fort Dade Avenue on the north from agricultural to […]

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City of Brooksville to consider CEMEX issue at March 16th Meeting

March 3, 2015

A bit of good news! At the City of Brooksville City Council meeting held on Monday, March 2nd, the commissioners heard from Neighbors Against Mining during the Citizen Comment period.   We presented 518 petitions signed by Brooksville residents and property owners opposing the CEMEX application to amend the Hernando comprehensive land use plan to allow […]

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Tampa Bay Times: Regional planning council to study impact of Cemex mining expansion near Brooksville

February 25, 2015

http://www.tampabay.com/news/localgovernment/regional-planning-council-to-study-impact-of-cemex-mining-expansion-near/2218928 Barbara BehrendtBarbara Behrendt, Times Staff Writer Tuesday, February 24, 2015 4:22pm BROOKSVILLE — The Hernando County Commission, which previously had been deeply divided on the issue, agreed unanimously Tuesday to pay for a study to answer questions about how the proposed Cemex mining expansion will affect the county’s economy. Related News/Archive Ex-planning official: Get […]

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Hernando Phoenix: To mine or not to mine, that is the question or is it?

February 24, 2015

http://hernandophoenix.com/13678/109896/a/to-mine-or-not-to-mine-that-is-the-question-or-is-it February 23, 2015 | By Dorothy Famiano Starting with the fact that the Hernando County Board of County Commissioner’s primary function is to oversee and guide the budget, ordinances, resolutions and establish policies which govern the County to insure the health, safety and welfare of the citizens one would assume this means the current […]

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Hernando Phoenix: Apples, Oranges and the Hernando BOCC

February 24, 2015

http://hernandophoenix.com/13678/110002/a/apples-oranges-and-the-hernando-county-bocc Special thanks to Dorothy for capturing the moment in her online news Hernando Phoenix.  February 24, 2015 By Dorothy Famiano This morning at the BOCC meeting the public was informed that they have decided to contract with the Withlacoochee Planning Council and obtain an ‘Impact Statement’ using a standardized REMI model which will allow […]

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Tampa Tribune: Caretaker fears mining operation will damage Brooksville cemetery

February 15, 2015

http://tbo.com/list/military-news/caretaker-fears-cemex-mining-operation-will-damage-african-american-cemetary-20150213 February 15, 2015 By Howard Altman An old weathered headstone and silk flowers are seen near the base of an oak tree at the Spring Hill Cemetery. For the past 21 years Alyce Walker has acted as caretaker for the cemetery which is the resting place for blacks who lived in Hernando County. The […]

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County Decides to Reconsider Economic Impact Study

February 11, 2015

The CEMEX application for a comprehensive land use plan amendment to mine for 20 years near Brooksville continues on its path to final approval and we are still working as hard as ever to stop it. At the February 10th, Hernando County Commission meeting, the agenda included an item under “Correspondence to Note: Agency response […]

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Ray Fones: Just Say “Charge it” to the Residents of Hernando County

February 9, 2015

February 9, 2014 Externalizing costs is a way businesses maximize their profits by off-loading indirect costs and forcing negative effects to a third party.  American tax payers, for example, spend billions of dollars in tax revenue in the form of food stamps, Medicaid and subsidized housing so that Walmart and thousands of other businesses can […]

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Florida News Flash.com: Opinion: Stop the new CEMEX mine near Brooksville by DeeVon Quirolo

February 5, 2015

 http://floridanewsflash.com/article.php/stop-the-new-cemex-mine-near-brooksville-20939 Jan 15, 2015 @ 7:23 AM CEMEX Construction Materials Florida is seeking to change the comprehensive land use plan for Hernando County on 728 acres fronting Cortez Boulevard (State Road 50) to Fort Dade Avenue on the north from agricultural to mining and commercial.  The property is located across the street from Bayfront Health Hospital.  […]

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Florida News Flash.com: Cemex Expansion Proposal Now In Hands of Tallahassee Bureaucrats by: Samuel M. McCall

February 5, 2015

http://floridanewsflash.com/article.php/cemex-expansion-proposal-now-in-hands-of-tallahassee-bureaucrats-20777 Dec 09, 2014 @ 6:23 PM   As expected, the Hernando County Commission Chambers were packed to over-flowing today. The packed house was due to commissioners consideration of the Cemex mining expansion proposed along Cortez Blvd. Homeowners, protestors, and environmentalists were the most numerous and by far the most vocal in their efforts to squash […]

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