(Washington, D.C.) – Today U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) made the following statement regarding reports that Cemex Construction Materials Pacific intends to withdraw its request with the Bureau of Land Management to develop a gravel quarry at Sloan Hills near Sun City/Anthem in Clark County.
“Residents near the proposed Sloan Hills gravel pit have been deeply concerned with the impact this project could have on their community. Mining in a residential area could lead to deterioration in air quality and place an additional burden on community infrastructure, resources, and possibly public safety. A gravel pit would be detrimental to the surrounding community. The reports that Cemex is no longer considering this site is welcome news,” said Senator Dean Heller.
While serving in the House Heller sponsored the Sloan Hills Withdrawal Act (H.R. 856), which would have prevented mining in the proposed Sloan Hills area.