Reid Opposes Gravel Quarry

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is siding with opponents of a proposed gravel quarry in the mountains south of affluent Henderson neighborhoods.

Reid said Monday in Washington that he shares the concerns of people he's heard from about the Sloan Hills mine proposal.

Reps. Dina Titus, D-Nev., and Dean Heller, R-Nev., have told the acting state director of the federal Bureau of Land Management that they don't want the quarry near Sun City Anthem and the Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area.

Service Rock Products of California and Mexico-based Cemex hope to put an open-pit quarry on a square mile of BLM property and extract millions of tons of sand and rock over 20 years to make concrete.

The BLM is expected to have a draft report ready this fall.


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