Comal County community members are contesting an air quality permit for a proposed 1,500-acre limestone quarry between New Braunfels and Bulverde, arguing that the quarry is harmful for human health and welfare.

Environmental organizations in Hill Country requested a rehearing with the full 3rd Court of Appeals this month after Vulcan Materials — an Alabama-based construction company — secured its air quality permit for its new quarry from the state.

Read more from Elena Bruess with San Antonio Express-News here.