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Stricter Rules Urged for Texas Rock Quarries

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Stricter Rules Urged for Texas Rock Quarries

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Stricter Rules Urged for Texas Rock Quarries

Stricter Rules Urged for Texas Rock Quarries

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Texas digs up more limestone than any other state, and people who live near the quarries are complaining about dust and noise from explosions. Texas environmental officials find that many of the quarries have been violating state law, prompting calls for stricter regulations. Janet Heimlich reports.