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Sloan Hills Gravel Mines Nixed

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Las Vegas CBS KXNT – Homeowners in the hills of Henderson have scored a victory, as the Bureau of Land Management rejects applications from two companies asking to operate gravel mines in the Sloan Hills area of Henderson.

Commissioner Steve Sisolak told KXNT that he took part in the fight against the mining applications, calling it a win for the grassroots.

“I think the lesson I’ve learned from this — it goes to show you that when the neighbors get involved, and they want to make a difference, they clearly can,” Sisolak said.

Sisolak said the neighbors feared the potential for noise from blasting, and traffic from heavy equipment. They wrote letters, gathered signatures, and wore T-shirts announcing their objection to the mining projects.

The BLM announced on Friday that it would reject applications from CEMEX and Service Rock Products Corporation to mine and process limestone and dolomite minerals.

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