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Sen. Reid Opposes Vegas Quarry


The Associated Press reports that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) joined opponents of a proposed gravel quarry

The Associated Press reports that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) joined opponents of a proposed gravel quarry in the mountains south of affluent neighborhoods near Las Vegas.

According to the news agency, Nevada Representatives Dina Titus, a Democrat, and Dean Heller, a Republican, 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 are trying to open a sand and gravel pit on a square mile of BLM property; the mine could last 20 years, AP reports. A BLM report could be ready this fall.