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Tally shows defeat for tribe's anti-landfill measure


Voters in San Diego County, California, on Tuesday rejected a tribe's costly bid to stop construction of a landfill near sacred sites.

The Pala Band of Mission Indians poured nearly $3 million into Measure B. The tribe said the landfill would pollute water and harm Gregory Mountain and Medicine Rock, two sacred sites.

Backers of the landfill spent about $2 million in the campaign. The battle appears to have paid off, with 63 percent of voters saying no to Measure B.

Voters previously approved the landfill in 1994. Measure B would have rescinded that approval.

Get the Story:
Anti-landfill measure rejected (The North County Times 11/4)
Landfill opponents vow to keep fighting despite Prop. B defeat (The San Diego Union-Tribune 11/4)
Costly balloting may not end fight (The Riverside Press-Enterprise 11/4)
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