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Texas Industries, Inc (TX) Wants to Ditch Pollution Controls (Midlothian)

13 June 2005 at 7:53:37 AM


WAXAHACHIE -- Texas Industries Inc., local environmental groups and Midlothian residents will meet with a mediator over the next 30 days to try to reach a compromise on the cement maker's request to turn off pollution-control equipment for part of the year.

The announcement came at the end of a preliminary hearing Tuesday before a state administrative law judge at Waxahachie City Hall. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality had ordered the hearing in March after environmental groups had opposed TXI's request to modify its state air permit to allow higher emissions. TXI says it needs the modification to remain competitive.

 The agreement to try mediation came three hours after the start of the hearing and four hours after three dozen Midlothian esidents and environmentalists held a news conference on City Hall steps, decrying TXI and other Ellis County cement makers for polluting the air and denouncing politicians and state regulators who, they say, side with the plants over people.

 "I have a message for you, TXI: This is no longer the Midlothian, DFW or Texas you are used to abusing," said Jeff Millet, who moved to an area outside Midlothian about five years ago. "And in case you've forgotten, don't mess with Texas."

Environmental activist Jim Schermbeck, who has been fighting emissions from the plants since the late 1980s, said Tuesday's protest might have signaled that the character of the city is shifting. According to the North Central Texas Council of Governments, Midlothian is growing at a rate of 8.5 percent annually, with an estimated population in 2005 of 12,150 up from 7,480 in 2000 and 5,040 in 1990.

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