port aransas conservancy

Working for a Better Tomorrow

image89

Our Goal

To foster a balance of conservation and economically sustainable uses for Port Aransas and its surrounding neighborhood and waterways while recognizing that our community and economy is dependent on tourism and fisheries within a healthy barrier island coastal ecosystem. 


We want to be perfectly clear that we're not anti business, we're pro environment. We support the Port of Corpus Christi's goal of increasing America's energy independence and bringing more jobs to the area. But our goal is to see this achieved with as little environmental disruption as possible. That's why we're proposing an offshore oil terminal instead of their ecologically disastrous plan for Harbor Island and deep dredging the Corpus Christi Ship Channel.

What's The Problem?

Well, let's see: The Port of Corpus Christi is already in the midst of work to deepen and widen the Corpus Christi Ship Channel, a massive $327 million undertaking being done in conjunction with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  The project would deepen the current channel from the inner basin to Ingleside to 54 feet and possibly 75 feet. Harbor Island would become a staging area for two Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCCs), each of which is 100 feet longer than the carrier Lexington. Plus Harbor Island would host a 20 million barrel tank farm directly in the path of hurricane storm surges. What could possibly go wrong?

Find out more

Onshore vs. Offshore

  • PAC is for protecting our barrier Island coastal ecosystems while maintaining a healthy recreational and tourism economy.
  • PAC recommends a state of the art offshore Oil Export Terminal instead of an ecologically disastrous inshore terminal at Harbor Island and deep dredging the Corpus Christi Ship channel.
  • PAC is not currently endorsing any specific offshore plan as we have no details on design, best management practices, operations, or potential impacts to the area’s environment.
  • We believe that the Port of Corpus Christi and its partners lack of transparency regarding proposed Harbor Island developments has created widespread distrust within the City and Port Aransas community.
  • The City of Port Aransas needs to take affirmative action on the POCC and developers plans as they relate to zoning and permitting on Harbor Island and proposed new dredging.
  • We need the public and the City of Port Aransas to actively participate and comment on all TCEQ, USACE and other agencies permits regarding the development of Harbor Island and deep dredging of the Ship Channel to protect our environment and community. 

please Donate

With two desalination plants being proposed for Harbor Island; a VLCC terminal that requires dredging to over 75 feet--possibly one of three; and the environmental devastation all that entails, we need as much support as we can get.  


Your generous contribution will help pay for advertizing, consulting and legal fees, all of which are critical to our success and all of which depend on your support.

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

PAC Presentation

Please sign our petition

hold the salt, please!

Who can I complain to?

join us

Port Aransas TX 78373

Be a Proud Supporter!

Cancel

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Contact Us

Email Us

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Call Us

(361) 596-3886

Write Us

P.O. Box 422, Port Aransas TX 78373