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Boulder County planners delay vote on 15-year extension for much-maligned Cemex

Opponents of extending the life of the Cemex mine and cement kiln near Lyons claimed a win for neighbors and climate change late Wednesday, as the Boulder County Planning Commission delayed a proposed 15-year extension for the operation and signaled they may reject it. The Cemex county-issued mining permit at Dowe Flats, north of State […]

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Lyons gets short extension to pitch alternatives to Boulder County’s Cemex deal

Lyons will get another month to consider a proposed megadeal for open space and operating permits after town officials said they were excluded from talks on the deal between Boulder County and owners of the sprawling Cemex cement and mining complex, and were being rushed to endorse it.  Boulder County Attorney Ben Pearlman said Thursday […]

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Boulder County cement plant neighbors say proposed pact is rushed, too easy on pollution

Neighbors of the Cemex quarry and cement kiln near Lyons say a deal to extend mining and cement production for 15 years in exchange for valuable open space breaks Boulder County commitments to end the heavy industrial operation and cut the largest local sources of greenhouse gas emissions.  They also say Cemex may be leaving […]