The Texas Coastal Coalition (TCC) is a non-partisan education and advocacy organization dedicated to protecting and promoting the economic and environmental prosperity of the Coastal Bend.
Our mission is to educate Texans about the potential environmental and economic impacts of industrial development on Harbor Island in Port Aransas, while bringing together the voices of those who treasure the Texas Gulf Coast to advocate for a solution that works for industry, the environment, and the community.
The TCC believes the development of an offshore oil terminal provides a common sense alternative to the dredging and construction impacts of the Lone Star Ports project, a massive crude oil export terminal designed to load the largest crude oil ships in the world within the city limits of Port Aransas.
Our Proud Supporters
A THREAT TO THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE ECONOMY
The Lone Star Port Plan
The Port of Corpus Christi entered into an agreement with Lone Star Ports, a Berry Group company, to develop a $1 billion crude oil loading terminal on 200 acres on Harbor Island, located within the city limits of Port Aransas. This project threatens the sensitive ecological areas, beaches, fishing, watersports,and quality of life that are so important to our community and economy.
THE COMMON SENSE ALTERNATIVE FOR THE COASTAL BEND
The Offshore Terminal
The Bluewater Texas Terminal (BWTX) project, still in the permitting stage, represents a common sense solution for the Coastal Bend by increasing Corpus Christi’s crude oil export capacity, while alleviating the profound environmental and economic risks associated with developing an on-shore export terminal in Port Aransas. BWTX focuses on environmental stewardship and safe, efficient, and reliable operations, and is the right choice for our community.
The Negative Impact of the Lone Star Port Project:
An Offshore Terminal is the right choice for Port Aransas:
Voices of Port Aransas
What people are saying
There has to be more than money - you can't drink money and you can't breathe it … And when you take the last of what we have from us, we are going to be forced to do everything in our power to prevent this from moving forward. This is a disgrace.
Lorna ReillyPort Aransas resident
“We want 100 percent due diligence, compliance, research, and investigations on what is being looked at for zero impact on our beaches, on our fishing industry, and our ecology...We’re a tourism economy, and we cannot have that impacted.”
Jeffrey HentzFormer Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce President and CEO
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