BLM: Cemex owes more than $25 million in annual payments
Santa Clarita City Councilmembers Laurene Weste, left, and Bob Kellar celebrate as they report on the decision about the Cemex Mine at a press conference held at Santa Clarita City Hall in Valencia in March. Dan Watson/The Signal

BLM: Cemex owes more than $25 million in annual payments

Cemex owes more than $25 million to the Bureau of Land Management and, if the payments are not made, the multinational company’s contracts for sand and gravel mining in Soledad…

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City: Open space concession led to Cemex lawsuit dismissal
Abandoned equipment stands on the site of the Cemex site in Canyon Country. Dan Watson/The Signal

City: Open space concession led to Cemex lawsuit dismissal

City officials acknowledged for the first time Wednesday an informal agreement on the surface rights of the proposed Cemex mine site in Soledad Canyon led the mining company to drop…

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Reactions vary to Cemex decision
The city of Santa Clarita has been fighting the startup of mining on the city's edge by Cemex for decades. Jim Holt/The Signal

Reactions vary to Cemex decision

After a much-anticipated decision the Interior Board of Land Appeals reached Wednesday regarding the proposed Cemex sand and gravel mine, several current and former Santa Clarita Valley leaders in government,…

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Mixed IBLA decision weakens prospect of Cemex mining in Soledad Canyon
Abandoned equipment stands at the Cemex site in Canyon Country. Dan Watson/The Signal

Mixed IBLA decision weakens prospect of Cemex mining in Soledad Canyon

After four years of investigation, wrangling and debate, a federal review board has reached a decision in Cemex’s appeal of the contract-canceling decision made by the Bureau of Land Management…

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Knight re-introduces bill to stop mining in Soledad Canyon
Abandoned equipment stands at the Cemex site in Canyon Country. Dan Watson/The Signal

Knight re-introduces bill to stop mining in Soledad Canyon

Congressman Steve Knight, who a year ago unveiled a bill to block future mining in Soledad Canyon, re-introduced the bill this week in hopes of ensuring Cemex or any other…

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