Submitted Your Sand Mine Testimony Yet?
Today, October 30, 5:00 p.m. is the deadline to send testimony to the Texas House of Representatives Interim Committee on Aggregate Production Operations (APOs). The committee is looking into production practices of sand mines and other types of APOs across Texas.
Write About Your Experience
Written comments will be evaluated and considered by the committee when they make their decisions.
If you haven’t yet submitted comments, please take time to put something together—even if it’s just a few paragraphs!
Write about how YOU personally have been or will be impacted by sand mines. Pick one or two of these key issues that will most affect you personally:
???? Air quality
???? Water quality, use and availability
???? Surface and ground water contamination and flooding
???? Rapid development of APOs without adequate regulatory oversight, mine planning, or reclamation
???? Truck traffic
???? Nuisance issues: blasting, noise, odor, visible blight
???? Economic impacts, devaluation of property
How to Submit Comments
When you are ready to submit your testimony, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org (jeff DOT frazier UNDERSCORE hc) or press the link below. Make sure to include:
- Your name
- Phone number
- Testimony in attachment (PDF preferred, Word Document OK, preferably five pages or less)
Deadline is 5:00 p.m., Friday, October 30, 2020.
Not Choice Between Growth and Safety
Sand mining is necessary to make concrete and support growth. No one wants to put sand miners out of business. People do, however, have legitimate issues with egregious sand-mining practices.
Since starting this website I have created more than 200 posts about problems with the way sand mining is actually practiced in the Houston Area, and how dangerous practices contribute to flooding. To learn more, use the search phrase “sand mines” or see the index page. Here are some examples.
Don’t tolerate sand-mining practices that jeopardize your home, family and community. Write today.
Posted by Bob Rehak on 10/30/2020
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The thoughts expressed in this post represent opinions on matters of public concern and safety. They are protected by the First Amendment of the US Constitution and the Anti-SLAPP Statute of the Great State of Texas.