STOP NEW CEMEX MINE IN HERNANDO COUNTY---business efforts for growth to cause congestion, new taxes,


Brian Moore demonstrates his opposition to business development and Cemex Mine Company's latest efforts to expand its' mine activities in populated areas of Hernando County; . Saturday, February 10, 2018, at Weeki Wachee intersection in West Central Florida. (photo taken by fellow protester, Joe Murphy).

Letter-to-Editor

Hernando Times Newspaper

Hernando County, Florida (West Central Fl.)

February 23, 2018

URL: http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/letters/Hernando-Letter-to-the-Editor-for-Feb-23_165514539

Hernando Letter to the Editor for Feb. 23

By Times Staff

I wish to register my opposition to both the draft of the new Hernando County Comprehensive Plan that eliminates protections for residential communities and the environment; as well as the Cemex Mine expansion request which goes before the Hernando County Commission in the next several weeks (Hernando Times, February 8, 2013 "Hernando Business Leaders push to loosen development rules;" and February 13, 2018, "Deny Brooksville mine expansion planning commissioners say." (articles written by reporter Barbara Behrendt).

Hernando County does not need more growth which leads to more highway congestion, higher taxes, increased crime; nor the construction of more homes and buildings and the establishment of more business corridors. Our county is a jewel-in-the -rough with regard to having a semi-rural community, a more tranquil way of life, and a safer environment than the larger urban areas. Noise, pollution, traffic and violence are unwelcome.

The business community's selfish desire to loosen comprehensive plan restrictions for purposes of profit and greed have no place now nor in the future for Hernando County.

The expansion efforts of the Cemex Mine company is just one indication of what is to come regarding attacks on our environment, residential noise and on our health and safety.

We need to protect our water, air and land; and the threat to our county's rich inclusion of an attractive fish and wildlife habitat, both inland in our rivers, lakes, and streams; and in our natural Gulf coastline.

Brian Moore

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