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Riverside Supervisors vote 3-2 to allow expedited review of Liberty Quarry


Last updated 11/5/2012 at Noon

RIVERSIDE (Wire Service) - A sharply divided Riverside County Board of Supervisors today granted a fast-track review of a proposed mining project near Temecula, also the trigger for two recent lawsuits filed against the county.

"This is preposterous and reeks of bad government," Temecula City Councilman Mike Naggar told the board before its 3-2 vote to expedite scrutiny of the controversial Liberty Quarry.

"When did we start fast-tracking surface mines? It's on par with fast-tracking a nuclear power plant ...," Naggar said.

"People are seeing this and believing this is the worst in gover...

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