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Numerous community groups, environmental organizations, Native American tribes, and private individuals OPPOSE the Gregory Canyon Landfill.

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 “If built, this dump would desecrate Gregory Mountain, which we know as Chokla, and other areas considered sacred by the Luiseno people… For the Pala band and other tribes, this project is simply another example of governments ignoring the concerns and cultures of Native American Tribes.” - Robert Smith, Chairman, Pala Band of Mission Indians

“…the City of Oceanside has been opposed to the siting of a landfill adjacent to the San Luis Rey River and aquifer – a critical and non-replaceable source of the city’s water – since 1990.” -  Mayor Jim Wood, City of Oceanside

“The landfill would have devastating impacts on the environment, including the destruction of some of the last remaining unspoiled wildlands in the region and the desecration of several sacred Native American sites.” - Damon Nagami, Staff Attorney, NRDC

 “The [Gregory Canyon Landfill] project presents great risks to the San Luis Rey aquifer, an important and rare supply of local groundwater. It also threatens to desecrate sites considered sacred by a Native American Tribe.” - Supervisor Dave Roberts, San Diego County Board of Supervisors

“Chokla, Medicine Rock, and the San Luis Rey River together form a spiritual nexus, a place of cultural and religious significance that cannot be overstated. Allowing trash to be piled on the flanks of Gregory Mountain would be akin to surrounding the cathedral at Notre Dame with garbage.” - Shasta Gaughen, Pala Tribal Historic Preservation Officer  

 “Since 2015, our need for new landfill capacity has diminished further, and the need for secure, local sources of clean drinking water has become more urgent than could have been predicted even 2 years ago. It has become even more apparent that Gregory Canyon landfill is NOT in the public interest.” - Joy Williams, Research Director, Environmental Health Coalition

 “Coastkeeper continues to oppose the Gregory Canyon Landfill because it will significant impact natural resources, wetlands, groundwater, and drinking water sources.” - Matt O’Malley, Legal & Policy Director, San Diego Coastkeeper

“This landfill has a long and sad history. There is no demonstrated need or public interest reason this landfill should be permitted. It is unnecessary, threatens precious waterways, will increase air emissions, and destroy culturally important areas.” - Ron Forster, Escondido Neighbors United