Thursday, December 13, 2012

After ten years of battling to save a Fresno County landmark mountain from gravel mining, a surprise deal was offered by the Cemex Corporation that will save the iconic peak from ever being mined. Last month Fresno County Supervisors turned down the environmental report and denied the project. In exchange for a re-hearing on the environmental report, the company offered to give up their mining attempt and place a deed restriction that would prohibit any mining. The mountain is considered a scenic treasure, and is a sacred site for local Native Americans. Vic Bedoian reports from Fresno.