Needed: Joint Legislative Committee on Issues Related to APOs


Action Alert: Urge key state senators to encourage Lt. Governor Patrick to support the creation of a Joint Committee on Issues Related to APOs.

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TCEQ Commissioners’ Meeting on November 20


Wednesday, November 20, 2019: TCEQ commissioners consider the decision recommended by SOAH judges regarding the pending Vulcan quarry air quality permit.

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In Latest Development, SOAH Disagrees with Citizen Groups on Proposed Vulcan Quarry


SOAH recommends TCEQ issue draft air quality permit to Vulcan Construction Materials for Comal quarry. Citizen groups prepare for next steps.

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What We Have Learned About the Air We Breathe


Local scientists perform sampling of air quality, contaminant pollution levels, uncover pollution far above EPA safety thresholds in Comal County, Texas.

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Trial Portion of Hearing on Proposed Comal Quarry Concludes


The hearing on the merits against Vulcan Construction Materials has ended. SOAH judge plans to render decision in case by September 3, 2019.

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Key Hearing on Proposed Comal Vulcan Quarry Starts June 10


Contested case hearing to determine TCEQ action on air quality permit application for Vulcan quarry between Bulverde and New Braunfels.

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Vulcan Hiding Key Air Pollution Data from Comal County Citizens


Vulcan Materials refuses to disclose key data on contaminants and pollutants they will emit. Comal County citizens deserve to have all the facts.

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Action Alert: HB 3798 Needs Our Support!


HB 3798 needs our support to better regulate aggregate quarries and protect our natural resources. Texas House Environmental Regulation Committee hearing on April 17, 2019.

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Two Great Bills Need Our Support: HB 509 and HB 2871


We strongly support HB 509 and HB 2871 to better regulate aggregate mining. Texas House Energy Resources Committee hearing on April 8, 2019.

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Support Legislation in House Environmental Regulation Committee


What you can do to help pass good legislation filed in the Texas House: Contact Environmental Regulation Committee Chair J. M. Lozano and request a committee hearing on four bills.

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House Bill 3114: Citizens’ Rights in Jeopardy


Proposed legislation in the Texas House of Representatives (HB 3114) would further erode citizens’ rights on matters of and hearings on TCEQ permit applications and enforcement.

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Comal County Citizens and CISD Granted Affected Party Status


On March 6, nearly 200 Comal County citizens filled the courthouse in New Braunfels. The SOAH judge granted affected party status to citizens present living within five miles of the proposed crusher.

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TCEQ Commissioners Grant Hearing on Vulcan Quarry


On December 12, TCEQ Commission granted a contested case hearing on permit for the quarry proposed by Vulcan Materials in Comal County.

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December Holds Important Dates for Comal County Citizens


Latest developments and news updates related to the proposed quarry between Bulverde and New Braunfels, Texas. Upcoming TCEQ public meetings and deadlines.

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Affected Person Recommendations & Replies


On December 12, TCEQ commissioners will decide who is and who is not an affected person. But December 3 is the deadline to submit replies.

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Preparing for the Contested Case Hearing


Resources and tools to prepare your contested case hearing request, review your legal options, attend upcoming workshops, and continue the fight against the proposed Comal County Vulcan quarry.

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Concrete Plant Proposed in Spring Branch


TCEQ is holding a public meeting on October 1, 2018 to discuss the permit application by Tex-Mix Partners to set up a concrete plant in Spring Branch near US Highway 281 and Rebecca Creek Road (between FM 306 and FM 311).

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Texas Hill Country at Risk from Aggregate Mining


The unique natural resources of the Texas Hill Country are at increasing risk from aggressive expansion by aggregate mining companies proposing numerous rock quarries and cement plants throughout the region.

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Comal ISD Board Commits to Contested Case Hearing


In a 7-0 vote on June 26, Comal ISD Board of Trustees approved a resolution supporting area residents, echoing their concerns about the proposed Vulcan quarry, and directing the school administration to file for a contested case hearing.

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Bulverde Passes Strong Resolution Opposing Vulcan Quarry


On June 12, Bulverde passed a resolution opposing the Comal County Vulcan quarry, stating its intention to directly request a contested case hearing, and submitting to TCEQ formal recommendations for tighter permit restrictions.

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Haag, County Still Neglecting Effective Tool in Quarry Fight


Comal County possesses an effective tool: requesting a contested case hearing as an affected party. When will commissioners stop siding with an out-of-state corporation and begin using this tool to support the citizens they were elected to represent?

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Update on Proposed Comal County Vulcan Quarry


Latest developments and news updates related to the proposed quarry between Bulverde and New Braunfels, Texas. Continued weakness from Comal County Commissioners Court, what’s happening next, and how you can help.

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Comal County Commissioners Fail to Support Constituents in Quarry Fight


Commissioners Court once again let down citizens of Comal County by failing to pass a meaningful, effective resolution in response to the proposed Vulcan quarry. By passing a weak, ineffective resolution, commissioners continue to fail citizens they were elected to represent.

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Open Letter to Comal County Commissioners


A properly written resolution should request a Contested Case Hearing on TCEQ air quality permit application number 147392L001, and remind TCEQ that they are required to “give maximum consideration to local government’s recommendations.”

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Over 500 Comal County Citizens Show Up Against Vulcan Quarry


Comal County residents turned out in large numbers at Tuesday night’s TCEQ Public Meeting in New Braunfels. Dozens of citizens spoke out against Vulcan and urged TCEQ commissioners to deny the pending permit application for the planned quarry between Bulverde and New Braunfels.

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Comal County Homeowners to Speak Out Against Proposed Quarry at February 27 Meeting


Comal County residents are turning out to an official public meeting this coming Tuesday in New Braunfels to confront plans by Vulcan Materials to build a massive limestone quarry in their beloved Hill Country community.

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Preparing Your Formal Comments


Tips and recommendations for preparing an effective three-minute speech during the Formal Comment Period of the upcoming TCEQ Public Meeting in New Braunfels.

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TCEQ Public Meeting Survival Guide


Whether you’re planning on attending your first or your one-hundredth TCEQ public meeting, it’s helpful to keep a few things in mind. Check out this helpful guide for tips on before, during, and after the public meeting.

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Spring Branch Passes Resolution Opposing Vulcan Quarry


On Tuesday, February 13, the City of Spring Branch passed a resolution formally opposing the planned Vulcan quarry, imploring Comal County legislators to address citizens’ concerns, and urging TCEQ to conduct a contested case hearing.

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Public Advocacy Training Sessions


We’ve scheduled several short, informative training and practice sessions to help us all prepare for the upcoming TCEQ public meeting concerning the Vulcan Comal quarry—and advocate for our families and the Hill Country at future meetings as well.

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TCEQ Public Meeting Set for February 27


TCEQ (Texas Commission on Environmental Quality) is holding a public meeting in New Braunfels on Tuesday, February 27, to discuss the air quality permit application filed by Vulcan Materials to set up a 1500-acre quarry in Comal County.

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