“Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children’s children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance.” ― Theodore Roosevelt
Rock quarries create invisible dust particles proven to cause silicosis—a progressive, incurable lung disease. Long-term exposure to particulate matter is strongly associated with heart disease, stroke, infertility, and pregnancy complications.
Hundreds of additional gravel trucks on area roads will increase travel times, vehicle accidents, and traffic deaths on roadways in your communities.
Studies have shown that homes and ranches within five miles of a quarry or gravel pit lose up to 20 percent of their market value.
Quarries threaten already strained water supplies with over-pumping, blasting, disruption of natural stream flows, and contamination from hazardous chemical spills and leaks.
Rail & Eminent Domain
Quarry operations traditionally support railroad links to its quarries and aggregate facilities. Based on industry history, threat of eminent domain and private property condemnation to construct new rail is a possibility.
Texas gleams with natural wonders and unique wildlife. These natural masterpieces and one-of-a-kind attractions will likely be negatively impacted by quarry operations.