Contested Case Hearing Underway for Controversial New Quarry Site

Sierra Club
June 11, 2019

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Residents of Comal County and other surrounding areas are fighting for their health and the environment as the contested case hearing for 3009 Vulcan Quarry is underway. The hearing is to determine whether the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) should grant, deny, or alter Vulcan Materials Company’s air quality permit application. Vulcan, the Alabama-based aggregate mining and production company, is hoping to inflate their portfolio of quarries in Texas by 1,500 acres of pristine Hill Country in order to mine, quarry, and crush limestone. The proposed site is situated between Bulverde and New Braunfels on FM 3009. While on the surface, one permit application for a company whose primary business lies in hauling rocks might not appear to be an environmental issue, it highlights the larger trend of this invasive, parasitic industry…..

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