The public portion of the contested case hearing on the proposed Comal Vulcan quarry kicked off in 2019. In opening arguments, David Frederick (pictured above), the attorney representing anti-quarry groups, said much of Vulcan’s defense would be that they’ve followed TCEQ practices. “With the lack of information … increased monitoring is a fair and reasonable demand,” Frederick said. Photo courtesy of David Drewa


The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is asking for an extension to appeal a decision blocking a quarry’s air permit.

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality did not file the appeal by the June 14 deadline, but the Third Court of Appeals granted its motion requesting a 39-day extension.

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