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Santa Clara County considers proposed sand mining operation on indigenous sacred land

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The San Diego-based investment company Debt Acquisition Company of America gained control over the land’s development rights through their work helping the property transition from bankruptcy to foreclosure after its former owners, Sargent Ranch LLC, put it up for auction. In 2016, DACA proposed a sand and gravel mining quarry on approximately 320 acres of the land for the next 30 years. There is a plan to work towards restoring the land once the project is completed.

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