To: County Development Review Committee (Santa Fe, NM) and Board of County Commissioners (Santa Fe, NM)

Stop the Strip Mine on La Bajada Mesa

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I urge you to deny the proposed gravel strip mine on the top of La Bajada Mesa, south of Santa Fe near I-25. This is one of the most important historical, cultural, and scenic landmarks in New Mexico. In addition, the County has unconscionably agreed to sell scarce, potable water for mining operations and for dust control. Please stop the destruction of this treasure. Go to for further information.

Why is this important?

The Board of County Commissioners will hold a special hearing at 4:00 PM on Wednesday, June 11 at the Santa Fe Convention Center, 201 W. Marcy St., Santa Fe. PLEASE ATTEND THIS HEARING - IT IS OUR LAST CHANCE TO SPEAK OUT TO SAVE THE MESA.

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Help us stop a proposal to allow a gravel strip mine on top of La Bajada Mesa, south of Santa Fe along I-25. This stunning and historically important landmark will be desecrated by this strip mine, and use scarce, County-provided, potable water. Moreover, granting this proposal will establish a precedent for future expansion of this new mining zone to adjacent parts of the Mesa, further extending the destructive impact, All this for gravel! Go to for further information.