Rep. Erin Zwiener brings aggregate industry bills

Austin, TX — State Representative Erin Zwiener filed four bills to address concerns from House District 45 residents regarding the proliferating aggregate industry.

Aggregate operators include concrete batch plants, gravel pits, and stone crushers. With a rapidly growing district, some areas have seen a growing number of aggregate operators who are unconcerned with being good neighbors to the community around them.

“I’m working with my Hill Country neighbors, Representatives Terry Wilson and Andy Murr, to provide comprehensive oversight for aggregate operators,” said Rep. Zwiener. “This would include looking at the impacts on air quality, groundwater use, transportation infrastructure, public safety noise pollution, and the combined impact of multiple facilities in a community.”

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