Orcem California’s proposal to turn the former General Mills plant in Vallejo into a cement mill has split the community. Out-of-work Vallejo residents and some city officials see the development as an opportunity to revive an aching local economy. But other residents and environmental groups fear that the proposed development would significantly increase smog and might be a disguised effort to transport coal through the city. Forum discusses the proposed project and hears from both sides of the debate.
- In Vallejo, Proposed Cement Mill Divides a Community (KQED News)
- Vallejo Marine Terminal/ORCEM Environmental Impact Report (City of Vallejo’s Website)
Lesley McClurg, science reporter, KQED
Boudicca Todi, social media strategist, Fresh Air Vallejo
Buck Kamphausen, south Vallejo resident; supports proposed cement mill