The Mexico-based cement manufacturer Cemex is requesting a 15-year extension of its permit to continue to operate in the Boulder County town of Lyons. The original permit is set to expire at the end of September. The Boulder County Planning Commission will hold a public meeting on the issue tomorrow. Environmental activists from Lyons, Boulder, and Longmont are organizing an event this evening at Planet Bluegrass Wildflower Pavilion to mobilize the community to submit written comments ahead of the public hearing.
At a recent climate action gathering last Thursday in North park, KGNU”s Rossana Longo-Better spoke with Amanda Dumenigo, executive director of Save Our St. Vrain Valley (SOSVV) about why some locals are opposing the permit extension request and what is at stake if CEMEX stays operational for another 15 years. Back in 2019, the group successfully organized against CEMEX’s request for 25 years more years.