Environmental Impact Report Now Expected March 16th for Proposed Mining Project

The Santa Clara County planning department says they are now targeting March 16, 2022 for the publication of the draft environmental impact report (EIR) for the proposed Sargent Quarry project. Once the EIR is released, a 60-day public comment period will begin.

We will be announcing the news on social media and to the Protect Juristac action alert email list as soon as the EIR is published. If you’re not on the Juristac email list or want to ensure that you’re on it, sign up here. Signers of the Protect Juristac petition who checked the “subscribe” box are already on the email list.

Please spread the word in your communities and prepare to send a comment letter and take part in other events and actions during the 60-day comment period!

In other news, letters and resolutions of support for the protection of Juristac continue to come in each month. The latest include a resolution from the Assyrian Democrats of the Bay Area and letters from the Ecological Farming Association (EcoFarm), Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) at Sacred Heart and an archaeologist named Kaitlin Ruppert.

At Juristac, the hills are starting to glow green, as spring is on its way! The photos page of this website was recently updated with more images of the beautiful landscapes of Juristac.