Myths

SPICEWOOD EQUITY PROTECTION ALLIANCE TEXAS

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MYTH: When rock quarries disregard regulations, TCEQ will hold them accountable.


TCEQ has a poor track record of monitoring and enforcing compliance as well as a history of overlooking violations, discounting already-small fines, and firing apparent whistleblowers. Furthermore, ensuring that a quarry will not exceed TCEQ air contamination limits will be impossible. Why? There are no air quality monitors in Burnet County! Finally, TCEQ only considers monitoring inside the gravel pit. Any air quality issues outside the fence line are not the responsibility of the operator or TCEQ!