Concrete, Cement, and Aggregates Manufacturing

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2013

    Why Denton's Air Quality Is the Worst in Texas

    Here's another reason why Texas should secede: we'll avoid getting in trouble for repeatedly violating the Clean Air Act. New data shows that North Texas is continuing its sixteen-year-streak of failing to be in compliance with the federal law. The Clean Air Act stipulates that ozone pollution does ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    As Ash Grove, Dallas Settle Cement Suit, Clean-Air Group Shouts, "Sweetheart Deal!"

    ‚ÄčIt's been close to two years since we last looked at Ash Grove's federal lawsuit, filed in the fall of '08, in which the cement-maker whined that Dallas's refusal to buy its dirty, wet-kiln-made concrete was a violation of the state's competitive bidding laws. Dallas, claiming its thanks-but-no-t ... More >>

  • News

    November 26, 2009
  • Blogs

    June 18, 2009

    Strange and Passioniate Emissions From Yesterday's EPA Cement Kiln Hearing

    Alexa SchirtzingerIf this picture were at all legible, you'd see Deirdre Tinker testifying while dressed as a cement kilnAmong the first 60 commenters at yesterday's public hearing on proposed Environmental Protection Agency regulations intended to reduce emissions from cement kilns, there was obvi ... More >>

  • News

    November 6, 2008

    Green Cement Plants Could Mean Cleaner Air and Lower Costs

    Economic pressure from local cities helps clean up smoky kilns

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2007

    Cementing a Move to Dallas

    This is a move sure to please these folks: Lehigh Cement Company -- a self-proclaimed "leading manufacturer of cement and construction materials in North America" that's currently based in Allentown, Pennsylvania -- is moving its corporate headquarters to Dallas early next year. Reports The Morning ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2007
  • Blogs

    July 27, 2006

    Concrete: In the Bad-Air Mix

    This is a cement kiln. It makes cement. And it also makes pollution. A lot of it. That is so bad for, like, the environment and stuff. Here's something else to add to the list of Things That Are Slowly Killing Us and The Earth and Stuff: cement kilns. Never gave it much thought till, oh, 18 minutes ... More >>

  • News

    November 20, 1997

    Bye, bye Bethel

    The newest town in Texas is a town no more

  • News

    June 12, 1997

    Ill Wind Blowing

    Texas Industries wants permission to burn 270,000 tons of hazardous waste each year at a concrete plant 30 miles from Dallas. That would make it the nation's largest incinerator of toxic waste. Despite stunning ignorance about what this will do to your he