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Study shows quarry could save taxpayers millions


Last updated 2/22/2007 at Noon

RAINBOW — A new economic impact study conducted by Inland economist John Husing shows that Liberty Quarry would save taxpayers more than $32 million in reduced air quality mitigation and highway maintenance costs and pump more than $150 million into the local economy.

Liberty Quarry would erase more than 16.5 million truck miles from Riverside County’s roadways every year, and air quality experts estimate that almost 115,000 pounds of harmful air emissions will be eliminated yearly, saving California tax payers $27.3 million in emission reduction costs. Taxpayers simultaneously receive...

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