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Everyone should say 'no!' to proposed Liberty Quarry


Last updated 8/9/2007 at Noon

What if John Muir and Teddy Roosevelt had not stood up to protect Yosemite Valley? What if someone had said, “Hey, look at Half Dome! That’s a great source of granite for you!”

I have loved and painted these hills since I was a boy. The representatives of the Granite Construction Company have said about their misleadingly named Liberty Quarry project: “You won’t see it. You won’t hear it. You won’t smell it. You won’t feel it. You won’t even know it’s there.” I don’t believe it for a second. This will be one of the largest open pit gravel mining operations in the Un...

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