Overview of harbor island projects

Long time environmental attorney Jim Blackburn—author of The Book of Texas Bays and A Texan Plan for the Gulf Coast—along with his young colleagues at Sustainable Planning and Design has written a concise but comprehensive overview of the various projects planned for Harbor Island. If you’ve been attempting to follow all of these developments but are increasingly confused, this booklet will help you sort it out.

Titled Texas Coastal Bend Industrial Development: Harbor Island Information Booklet it covers

· Corpus Christi Ship Channel deepening

· PCCA Desalination Plant

· Harbor Island VLCC Terminal

· Axis Midstream Terminal and Pipeline

· Texas Gulf Terminals

· Bluewater Texas Terminal

It explains the current permitting and status of each project; zoning and city boundaries; and the nature and ecology of the Port Aransas Nature Preserve, the Lighthouse Lakes Paddling Trail, the Mission Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve and the Redfish Bay State Scientific Area.

In Jim’s words, “I commissioned this work because I wanted to help spread the word about the current threat to Port Aransas from these oil and gas-related proposals, and I also wanted to emphasize the fabulous ecological resources that surround Port Aransas. The potential impact of these proposed projects to Port Aransas, to Harbor Island and to the Aransas and Corpus Christi Bays is unprecedented in my forty years of advocating for the Texas Coast, and I want to help in this battle for the future of this important ecological region.”

With our warmest thanks to Jim and his folks we encourage you to read Texas Coastal Bend Industrial Development: Harbor Island Information Booklet. Click HEREto read it.

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