The protection of sacred and cultural sites and critical water sources were the primary reasons that Pala, other Tribes, environmental groups, and concerned citizens strongly opposed the proposed landfill.
Friends, I have the most amazing news to share with you all: WE HAVE DEFEATED THE GREGORY CANYON LANDFILL!
On November 17, the Pala Band of Mission Indians completed the purchase of over 700 acres of the Gregory Canyon landfill property, including sacred Gregory Mountain (Chokla) and most of Gregory Canyon. This means that a dump in Gregory Canyon will never happen. Chokla, Medicine Rock, and other spiritual and cultural sites on the property will now be protected forever. Critical wildlife habitat, endangered species, and the San Luis Rey River will be spared the threat posed by millions of tons of polluting garbage.
Plans for the Gregory Canyon Landfill in San Diego County, which have been in the works since at least 1994, have officially been canceled in a major victory for the Pala Band of Mission Indians.The Native American tribe has fought the project…
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