Next week, the crucial contested case hearing will take place to determine whether TCEQ should grant, deny, or add additional restrictions to the air quality permit application by Alabama‐based Vulcan Construction Materials. Vulcan proposes construction of a 1500‐acre limestone mine, quarry, and rock‐crushing plant between Bulverde and New Braunfels. This hearing (technically called a hearing on the merits) begins June 10 and is scheduled… Read more »
Over 100 individuals, groups, and associations, including Friends of Dry Comal Creek, Stop 3009 Vulcan Quarry, and Comal ISD, are currently mounting a legal fight against Alabama‐based Vulcan Construction Materials and the proposed 1500‐acre quarry between Bulverde and New Braunfels. This legal proceeding began with a preliminary hearing on March 6. Similar to a civil trial, this contested case hearing includes expert witness testimony,… Read more »
Imagine this: you are on an outing to enjoy a weekend on Canyon Lake or canoe the Guadalupe River. Your journey takes you on Texas Highway 46 or FM 3009. In route to your scenic destination, you encounter numerous heavy trucks emitting pollutants and bellows of fugitive dust. Then you pass a huge, unsightly hole in the ground with massive equipment making unbearable noise and spewing carcinogenic dust into the air. The peace, serenity, tranquility and beauty you came to enjoy will be gone. Welcome to the new “picturesque” gateway to the Texas Hill Country.