Community Unites Against Rock Crusher Site
Local efforts to beautify and strategically develop the intersection of US Hwy 281 and Texas State Hwy 71 face a cloudy future if a proposed rock crusher facility is green lighted by the state. Citizens for Scenic Texas Highways recently tilled and seeded the 11 acre cloverleaf intersection, but by the time the legacy wildflowers mature, their blooms may be covered in dust from the rock quarry and crusher activity.
News of the proposed rock crusher facility spread quickly after Asphalt Inc. LLC published notice three weeks ago of its Application for an Air Quality Standard Permit for Permanent Rock and Concrete Crushers at the 500 acre site west of Hwy 281 and south of the Baylor Scott & White Hospital on Hwy 71. The completed application is pending with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Residents, business interests and elected officials have joined efforts to delay or deny approval of Asphalt’s crusher permit… Read more from the Horseshoe Bay Beacon
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