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Biedermann Talks to TCEQ

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Texas state Rep. Kyle Biedermann, R-Dist. 73, announced in a statement this week that he met with Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) officials in Austin on Monday to discuss the proposed Vulcan Quarry, which has sparked outrage with his constituents in Comal County.

Discussions focused on modifying and improving TCEQ’s air- and wastewater-permitting process, planning and execution of “remedies” during drought conditions, and TCEQ’s enforcement policy on water supply systems, he said.

“During this meeting, I reaffirmed my commitment to continue working closely with the TCEQ and ensuring that the people’s concerns of District 73 are my highest concern,” he said.

“I have experienced staff members who are fully engaged and working on TCEQ-related issues and projects. I will continue to keep my constituents updated on our positive efforts.”

Specifics weren’t available.

Sabrina Houser-Amaya with Stop 3009 Vulcan Quarry said she’s not sure what the meeting was all about.

“They’re sweeping back the ocean with a broom,” said the activist, who tangled with TCEQ at a Feb. 27 hearing about an air-quality permit which, if granted by TCEQ, would greenlight  construction of Vulcan Materials’ proposed 1,500-acre open-pit, rock-crushing limestone quarry at SH 46 and FM 3009.

“It’s nice that he’s meeting with him, but there’s no substance to the statement.”

However, she said Biedermann so far is the only elected official willing to step up and challenge development of the quarry, which is located within five miles of these subdivisions:

Beck Ranch
Shearer Road and the Forks
Durst Ranch
Heritage Oaks
Doehne Oaks
Stoney Creek
Vintage Oaks
Skyridge
Rim Rock Ranch
North Point
Siesta Village
Ramble Ridge
Copper Ridge
Waggener Ranch
El Sitio
Wuest Estates
High Chaparral
Dawn View Acres & Misty Hills
Smokey Mountain Ranch
Stoney Ridge
Mountain Springs
Rockwall Ranch
Whispering Hills
Creekwood Ranches
Twin Creeks
Ridgeview Oaks East
Lewis Ranch
Seven Hills Ranch
Comal Country Estates
Comal Trace
Lomas Escondidas
Sun Valley Village
Bear Creek Hills

 

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  1. John Mooney
    June 14, 2018 at 3:00 pm — Reply

    Wonder if Representative Biedermann will provide his constituents with a list, disclosing those legislators receiving campaign donations, or support, from Vulcan Quarrys, and/or mining PACS?

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