Current Action Alerts
Caltrans' Alameda Creek Bridge Replacement Project is being revised, with a new draft Environmental Impact Report to be recirculated in fall of 2015. Caltrans will hold a scoping meeting for their Niles Canyon Medium-term Safety Project sometime in September 2015. See our September 2015 update on all the Caltrans road safety projects in Niles Canyon.
CEMEX Mining Expansion in Livermore
Protect Arroyo del Valle. CEMEX is planning to amend its reclamation plan for its 966-acre sand and gravel mining operation in Livermore along Arroyo del Valle. CEMEX mining and reclamation activities at the site will be completed in approximately 2056, at which point CEMEX plans to create two lakes that will be added to the Zone 7 "Chain of Lakes." It also intends to move and reroute the Arroyo del Valle, with a potentially significant loss of existing riparian trees. There will be an Environmental Impact Report on the amendments to the reclamation plan. More info on the CEMEX web site.
Solar is the way to go! But why destroy open space and wildlife habitat for massive solar developments when panels can go on rooftops? Alameda County is on a misguided path to allow massive scale industrial solar projects to destroy wildlife habitat and productive farmland in rural areas, without first looking at the potential for urban solar on rooftops or placing panels on existing paved and developed locations. Tell Alameda County to promote solar developments in urban areas on rooftops, parking lots and other developed lands instead of allowing or encouraging industrial energy facilities on rural land or wildlife habitat.