A number of good bills have been filed this legislative session that could help stop the proposed Vulcan quarry and impose common-sense restrictions on aggregate producers and concrete plants.
Vulcan is certainly not going to be the last operator to try to set up in central Comal County. While we are fighting this proposed quarry with everything we’ve got, the real, long-term solutions will need to come at the legislative level.
In a video recorded for our March 29 fundraising dinner and auction, Texas State Representative Kyle Biedermann (District 73) speaks about rock quarries and gravel mines, their negative impacts, TCEQ, and legislation that he has authored to resolve some of the related problems.Posted by Friends of Dry Comal Creek on Sunday, March 31, 2019
How You Can Help
Vulcan and their lobbyists are already hard at work convincing legislators to kill these good bills. It will take all hands on deck to get these passed into law. But don’t underestimate the power of phone calls and emails from individual citizens! First step: getting a committee hearing scheduled. Right now we’re asking you to make one phone call 📱 and send one email. 📧
What to Do Now: Email and Call House Environmental Regulation Chair J. M. Lozano
What to Say
- Request that Representative Lozano schedule committee hearings on these four bills: HB 3798, HB 3033, HB 4247, HB 4409.
- Across Texas, it’s clear that citizens have lost confidence in TCEQ’s ability to protect us and our natural resources.
- TCEQ’s permitting process relies on bad data, poor models, and is plagued by conflict of interest.
- TCEQ has a poor track record of monitoring and enforcing compliance.
- These failures require legislative solutions with common sense requirements to improve the public health and safety of Texas.
- Express your support for all four of these bills and request scheduling of a committee hearing as soon as possible.
If You Can…
- Also mail a letter to Mr. Lozano (P.O. Box 2910, Austin, TX 78768).
- Contact your own state representative and state senator asking them to contact Mr. Lozano and request a hearing on these four bills.
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