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By David Hendricks, San Antonio Express-News Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News
Jan. 27--TO PREVENT SHORTAGE, TARIFF ON MEXICAN CEMENT MUST END: Quarry companies are like the railroads these days. They both own a great deal of land. Both are critical to commerce and our quality of life. But no one likes to live near them.
As Texas grows, so will a dilemma involving the need for more limestone and other materials used to make cement, which in turn is needed for highways and building construction.
The clash between protecting property values and the need for more quarries is particularly acute in San Antonio and Central Texas because some of the best limestone in the world is along the Edwards escarpment.
So said …