On Monday, November 14, Lehigh Hanson announced that they will stop cement production at the Lehigh Cement Plant. Since returning to the Board of Supervisors in 2013, Supervisor Simitian has pushed for increased oversight at Lehigh Cement Plant and Quarry, holding Lehigh accountable to environmental regulations and aiding the public’s understanding of and access to the state, federal, and local agencies that have jurisdiction over the site.
In response to the announcement, Simitian shared "I’m pleased that the announcement from Lehigh today is consistent with the three goals I have expressed for the 3,510 acre quarry and cement plant, namely to:
Close the Lehigh cement plant;
Stop mining the quarry; and,
Begin the restoration and reclamation of the property.