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1962 - SCV residents vote to connect to State Water Project, creating CLWA [story]

| Monday, Feb 16, 2015
[Feb. 16] – Each year SCOPE (Santa Clarita Organization for Planning and the Environment) members focus on 3 or 4 environmental or planning issues that seem to be of most concern for our community. This year SCOPE members filled a local pizza restaurant and ate while they worked. Several short term strategic issues where discussed, and will be sheparded by volunteers, in addition to the long-term campaign goals. Some of these include school presentations on the local environment and pesticide use in the river and the schools, and a guest speaker on local native birds.

The focus goals will be:
1. The Santa Clara River (of course!) – including water quality, supply and Newhall Ranch

2. Food and Water Safety – including waste water well injection and pesticides

3. Air Quality – including effects on children’s health (asthma) and air pollution from the
     Chiquita Canyon Landfill and proposed Expansion.

Why the landfill will be a focus issue:

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    Chiquita Canyon Landfill located about 3 miles west of the I-5 freeway on Highway 126, immediately across the Santa Clara River from the proposed Newhall Ranch project, is planning to increase its footprint by nearly 40% and more than double its tonnage intake. How will this affect the surrounding communities and the Santa Clarita Valley at large? For one thing it will addChiqauitaIMG_0590 substantially more truck trips and air pollution to our Valley. Much of the trash is coming from outside Santa Clarita, but our Valley will bear the impacts. Many residents of the immediately adjacent community of Val Verde believe their health has been affected by leaking landfill gases. In a 1997 agreement made between the community and Newhall Land and Farming, they were promised that the landfill would be closed in 2019. Instead this massive expansion is proposed. Visit the Citizens website to find out just who are the surprising supporters of this dump expansion in our Valley.

SCOPE President Lynne Plambeck to update the Santa Susana Mountains Park Association on the Santa Clara River and Newhall Ranch Project
River - Hof
7 PM, Monday Feb. 16th  Rockport Clubhouse
22399 Devonshire St.
Chatsworth, CA 91311
Anyone may attend. There is no charge for admission or parking.
     Waste Water Injection Well Hearing
– this Wednesday, Feb. 18, 7 p.m.

Well alignmentSanta Clarita Activities Center
20880 Center Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita, 91350

Did you know that the Los Angeles County Sanitation District is proposing to place a waste water injection well in the Valley Oaks Savannah next to the Tournament Players golf course. SCOPE is concerned with this location due to potential ground water pollution and impacts on the conservation area. Local homeowners are worried because the wells will extend right under their homes. There is some evidence that such wells may cause earthquakes or subsidence. This is your opportunity to ask questions and become informed. You can read about the proposal here.

Meet us at the Fair – the Earth/Arbor Day Fair, that is!
April 11th 10 AM to 3PM, Central Park, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, 91350
Scope will have an information booth there, and we are looking for volunteers to help with set up and manning the booth. Is a great event and fun day. Hope you will join us. More information here.

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  1. Kevin D. Korenthal says:

    What about the Cemex Soledad Canyon Mega-Mine and the California High-Speed Boondoggle?

  2. So Lynn is trying to imply that this landfill will be expanding into Elysian Park?

  3. I mean I am not thrilled with the landfill expansion, I think we are being treated with total disdain, but Lynn using falsehoods is no better.

  4. Ken Pfalzgraf says:

    More often than not, the work of environmental activists does not result in a development or a plan being shut down but instead improved so that all parties win in the end. Thanks for watching out for us Lynne Plambeck

    • SCVNews.com says:

      Often, yes, but this is a case where the county allowed the landfill to expand in 1997 on the CONDITION that it WILL close in 2019. Now the landfill is trying to persuade the county to change its mind retroactively. So there’s nothing to “improve” in this instance. It’s more about honor.

  5. Abigail says:

    Thank you SCOPE for not turning a blind eye to all that is happening here in our valley. Many of these issue can use both – improvement and honor as they happen to be lacking in both.

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Get a sneak peek of Mark LeVang & Friends, the group who will be performing at Taste of the Town.
Friday, Apr 20, 2018
The Hart High School Baseball Program and the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley will again present Hart Baseball Bingo Night at the Newhall club on Saturday, May 12, starting at 5 p.m.
Thursday, Apr 19, 2018
In partnership with the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center and Alzheimer's Greater Los Angeles, College of the Canyons will be offering the next workshop for family caregivers.
Tuesday, Apr 17, 2018
Join the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce as the Boy & Girls Club of Santa Clarita marks its 50th Anniversary, Thursday, May 10.
Tuesday, Apr 17, 2018
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