Community activist groups last week thanked Travis County Court Judge Maya Guerra Gamble for remanding and vacating an air-quality permit the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) granted to Vulcan Materials in 2019….
Progress on a proposed quarry owned by Vulcan Construction Materials, LLC has stalled after a judge in the 459th District Court in Travis County ruled in favor of concerned Comal County citizen groups. The lawsuit, filed Feb. 14, 2020, by Friends of Dry Comal Creek and Stop 3009 Vulcan Quarry against the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, aimed to reverse the TCEQ’s November 2019 approval of air-quality permits submitted by Vulcan for its proposed rock-crushing facility. Plaintiffs and area residents raised concerns the new facility could increase area air pollution, pose a threat to the Edwards Aquifer or lead to decreased property values in nearby neighborhoods….
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality says it can’t say anything about a recent district court ruling that handed opponents to Vulcan Quarry a rare victory against the agency tasked with protecting the state’s land and water. The nonprofit Stop 3009 Vulcan Quarry and the Friends of Dry Comal Creek sued the agency in December after it granted Vulcan Materials an air quality permit to operate the proposed 1,500-acre limestone quarry at State Highway 46 and Farm-to-Market Road 3009 between New Braunfels and Bulverde….
A group of Comal County residents has won a big battle in a four-year legal fight to stop a proposed quarry north of San Antonio that they say will harm the environment and their quality of life. State District Judge Maya Guerra Gamble of Travis County earlier this month threw out a prior decision by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, saying the regulatory agency acted arbitrarily or capriciously in granting an air quality permit to Alabama-based Vulcan Construction Materials LLC….
Some Comal County citizens won a ruling that a proposed limestone quarry be given a second look by the state’s environmental regulator. A Travis County judge revoked a permit this month that would have put Vulcan Materials Co. closer to placing a limestone quarry north of San Antonio. Judge Maya Guerra Gamble ruled against the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on March 5, telling the agency it made several mistakes in granting an air quality permit to Vulcan. The company is seeking to dig up limestone on a 1,500-acre site in the Hill Country between New Braunfels and Bulverde. It is also proposing to crush the limestone on-site, which can be used as a construction material….
Judge Maya Gamble, of the 459th District Court, ruled on Friday, March 5, to reverse and vacate the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) granting of an air quality permit for Vulcan Materials is substantial and critical to the citizens of Comal County and other areas around the State of Texas….
A judge in the 459th District Court in Travis County has ruled in favor of concerned citizen groups more than one year after filing a lawsuit opposing a proposed quarry owned by Vulcan Construction Materials LLC. The lawsuit, filed Feb. 14, 2020, by Friends of Dry Comal Creek and Stop 3009 Vulcan Quarry against the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, aimed to reverse the TCEQ’s November 2019 approval of air-quality permits submitted by Vulcan for its proposed rock-crushing facility….
Opponents of a proposed 1,500-acre open-pit limestone quarry between New Braunfels and Bulverde scored a “monumental” victory on Friday when an Austin judge struck down an air-quality permit Alabama-based Vulcan Construction Materials needed to proceed with the controversial project….