#DEFENDTHEGULF WEEK OF ACTION | APRIL 17-22, 2021
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Brazoria County Citizens to Host Public Meeting to Discuss Texas GulfLink Project
April 18, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
WHAT: Public meeting to discuss the Texas Gulflink crude oil export terminal proposed by oil company Sentinel Midstream and financier Freepoint Commodities.
WHO: A COVID-safe community discussion will be led by
- Jones Creek Village Mayor Terry Jeffers
- Melanie Oldham of Freeport, public health professional, longtime advocate for clean air and air pollution reduction
- Donna Robinson of Surfside Beach, founder of Concerned Citizens of Surfside Beach
- Cindy Jordy of Lake Jackson, retired oil industry environmental scientist, local bird, wetlands, and clean air advocate
WHEN: Sunday April 18th at 2 pm
WHY AND WHY NOW:
Jones Creek residents have opposed the Texas Gulflink project since it was first proposed. After public outcry, the Village Council submitted a resolution against the project in 2019.The village will be directly affected as Sentinel plans to build a massive 200 acre crude oil storage facility with thirteen 750,000 barrel storage tanks, some of the largest in industry, within a few miles of Jones Creek homes. The community is already impacted by a large Enterprise Products Partners and Phillips 66 crude oil tank farm.
Jones Creek Village Mayor Terry Jeffers: “We never wanted this project for our community and that hasn’t changed.”
The Maritime Administration (MARAD) paused the federal permitting process for over a year due to public concerns and a lack of mitigation planning information needed for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). MARAD recently restarted the permitting process and held public hearings on the DEIS in December. Tens of thousands of public comments opposing the project were submitted.