From the start
Midlothian Breathe, a group of Moms for Clean Air, originally formed to oppose LafargeHolcim's permit request to increase pollution.
Despite that fight, the cement plant on Dove Lane in Midlothian, Texas, obtained approval from TCEQ in 2020 to burn more petroleum coke (pet coke), a highly dirty fuel.
That's why our PurpleAir network of sensors is so important. With this area already close to exceeding pollution limits, Midlothian Breathe's job is to shore up our defenses by addressing the inadequate monitoring provided currently.