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Hill Country residents challenge the state to stop Vulcan quarry

Lawsuit claims quarry operator withheld vital evidence

Hill Country residents challenge the state to stop Vulcan quarry
Hill Country residents challenge the state to stop Vulcan quarry (SAN ANTONIO BUSINESS JOURNAL)

SAN ANTONIOEditor’s note: This story is part of a partnership between the San Antonio Business Journal and KSAT.

Comal County residents are suing the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to stop the construction of a quarry they say will pollute the air with a lung-damaging contaminate, according to the San Antonio Business Journal.

Stop 3009 Vulcan Quarry and Friends of Dry Comal Creek filed a lawsuit in Travis County court on Monday to overturn TCEQ's permit for a Vulcan Materials Co. rock-crushing facility. The facility will be a piece of a proposed limestone quarry, which Vulcan plans to place on a 1,500 acre site in the Hill Country between New Braunfels and Bulverde.

TCEQ commissioners unanimously approved the project in November following the recommendation of a state administrative law judge.

Read the full story in the San Antonio Business Journal.