CEMEX's Lyons plant under pressure to close

CEMEX's Lyons plant under pressure to close
07 February 2023

CEMEX's Lyons plant in Colorado, USA, is coming under pressure to close from local protestors seeking that county officials revoke the cement plant’s land use privileges. Environmental activists have targeted the plant and won a decision that saw Boulder County decline a mining permit renewal for the plant in 2022.

CEMEX had asked for a long extension of the mining permit, and in exchange offered to transfer hundreds of acres of land for open space that would have connected popular parks and trails. However, officials rejected the permit. Therefore, the cement company now delivers raw materials from outside Boulder County on 80 or more trucks a day.

CEMEX has told local officials it plans to build a new cement-making plant near Laramie, USA. 

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