Texans affected by pollution from concrete batch plants push state agency to tighten regulations

As the state’s environmental agency weighs new pollution limits on the plants, several lawmakers have filed bills that would put new restrictions on the facilities, which spew pollutants into mostly low-income neighborhoods.

Concrete Batch Plant Protest Harris County
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Children hold signs in opposition of a proposed concrete batch plant in northeast Harris County on April 6, 2022.