LANGHORNE, PA—On Friday, April 3rd, 2020, Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) made the following statement regarding the decision by R.E. Pierson Materials and Hanson Aggregates terminating their lease of the Rockhill Quarry:

?“Since entering Congress, the asbestos issue at East Rockhill has always remained one of my top priories and I am thrilled to hear that Hanson and R.E. Pierson Materials have agreed to terminate the lease of the Rockhill Quarry property and operation, but our work is far from over. Going forward, we must work to ensure that our children and the surrounding environment will be safe from the dangers of asbestos and ensure the current and future mining permits are negated. I remain insistent on having the EPA conduct a rigorous independent geologic investigation to see the full impact mining would have within East Rockhill. This is a huge victory for the children and families in our community. Katie Zackon, REPA, and the entire Rockhill community have showed us what individuals and communities are capable of doing when we band together in solidarity behind a cause that is just and right.”

In November 2018, Fitzpatrick sent a letter to Pennsylvania Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection, Patrick McDonnell, regarding various concerns of residents in proximity to the Rockhill Quarry. You can read the 2018 letter here.

In December 2018, Fitzpatrick sent a letter to Governor Tom Wolf requesting that any further redevelopment of the Rockhill Quarry be suspended until a more thorough environmental review can be conducted after asbestos was found on site. You can read the 2018 letter here.