Anyone unfamiliar with the heated debates over the impact of concrete batch plants on Texas’ environment could be forgiven for glancing over Item No. 38 on the Sept. 22 meeting agenda. The proposal to amend a Texas Commission on Environmental Quality air pollution rule didn’t stick out among the jargon frequently used by the agency.

But, for a group of Tarrant County homeowners living just outside of Mansfield, the rule change represents an unwelcome new chapter in their three-year battle to block Bosque Solutions from opening a concrete plant in their neighborhood. Many residents worry that the dust and pollution from the plant could cause and exacerbate health issues.


Read more from Haley Samsel with Fort Worth Star-Telegram here.