FERC Releases Draft EIS for Texas LNG Project

FERC has released its draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for the proposed Texas LNG Brownsville liquefaction and export terminal on the Brownsville Ship Channel in Cameron County, Texas (Texas LNG Project).  The draft EIS concludes that approval of the Texas LNG Project would result in adverse environmental impacts, but with the mitigation measures recommended in the draft EIS, “impacts in the project area would be avoided or minimized and would not be significant, with the exception of visual resources when viewed from the Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge. In addition, the Texas LNG Project, combined with other projects in the geographic scope, including the Rio Grande LNG and Annova LNG Projects, would result in significant cumulative impacts from sediment/turbidity and shoreline erosions within the Brownsville Ship Channel during operations from vessel transits; on the federally listed ocelot and jaguarundi from habitat loss and potential for increased vehicular strikes during construction; and on visual resources from the presence of aboveground structures. Construction and operation of the Texas LNG Project would result in mostly temporary or short-term environmental impacts; however, some long-term and permanent environmental impacts would occur.”



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