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Aiden Browne's picture
July 27, 2022

This Brasstech facility is located in a CalEPA identified ‘Disadvantaged Community'. CalEnviroScreen labels the community this facility is located in as being in the top 25% of disadvantaged communities. It is also directly adjacent to the Madison Park neighborhood which is another top 25% disadvantaged community.

Aiden Browne's picture
June 17, 2022
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Tim Schütz's picture
June 7, 2022

Calhoun County, a rural yet highly industrialized county on the Gulf Coast of Texas, 150 miles south of Houston, 240 miles north of the Mexican border. It is the ancestral lands of the Karankawa, Esto’k Gna (Carrizo/Comecrudo), and Coahuiltecan (Native Land 2021).

Today, Karankawa further down the coast (in Ingleside, near Corpus Christi) are suing the US Army Corps of Engineers for granting a dredging permit to Enbridge, Inc., a multinational pipeline company also at the center of high-profile Indigenous-led pipeline protests – known as the Stop Line 3 protests – in Minnesota, on the US-Canadian border (Karankawas 2022). The dredging permit on Karankawa territory would allow Enbridge to build an oil export terminal, tapping the new abundance of oil available from West Texas, produced with horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing technologies that make it affordable to access “tight” oil and gas in shale rock formations. The “shale revolution” really took off in the mid-2000s, dramatically shifting both global energy markets and environmentalists' talk about the coming “end of oil”.

By 2022, there were plans up and down the Gulf Coast to build both oil and gas export terminals (Halper 2022).