Shingle Mountain Fight Came to City Hall, Just as Dallas Moved to Shut Down Asphalt Recycler

Wednesday brought some Breaking News concerning the Shingle Mountain that grows and grows and grows in southeast Dallas, behind homes and along a creek, looming so large you can now see it from nearby highways.Dallas city attorneys announced in new legal filings that City Hall has revoked a certificate of occupancy that allows Blue Star Recycling to store and grind old asphalt shingles along S. Central Expressway. The city says it has no choice but to yank the CO and ask a judge to shut down Blue Star's operations unless it cleans up its act.That is because on March 11, says the filing, "the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality notified Blue Star Recycling that it had initiated an enforcement action" against it.Finally, finally, some attempt at justice — for the city, for southern Dallas, for Marsha Jackson, who has lived in Shingle Mountain's shadow for more than a year."It's good they did it," Jackson said as tears streamed down her face — of joy, of frustration. But, she added, "we won't feel better until it's gone."  Continue reading...

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