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Concerns for Redfish Bay State Scientific Area

By September 4, 2019 Advocacy, News

Axis Midstream Holdings, LLC is proposing to construct a series of facilities and pipelines at several locations within San Patricio and Nueces Counties. A portion of the proposed project will transect Redfish Bay State Scientific Area (RBSSA) with the installation of a pipeline bundle consisting of two 42-inch pipelines, one 12-inch pipeline, one 6-inch pipeline and one 2-inch fiberoptic line. CCA Texas has submitted a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers voicing our concerns on impacts that the project would have on the region’s coastal resources.


While Axis Midstream proposes to install 4,250 feet of pipeline bundle across the RBSSA by using Horizontal Directional Drilling technology, some installation (across RBSSA) will require a 75-foot-wide open trench with temporary stockpiles of material placed on the adjacent bay bottom.  An estimated 16.6 acres of seagrass, tidal flats, and other shallow-water aquatic resources would be directly affected by this activity. The public comment period for this permit (SWG-2018-00789) closes Monday, September 9. You can read the public notice and project plans here.

Please take the opportunity to offer your own comments regarding this proposed project by visiting our Action Center or clicking here.