Environmentalists call supertanker terminal approval “disastrous”

FILE - An oil tanker passes along a channel, March 2, 2022, in Port Aransas, Texas. President Joe Biden's administration has approved construction of The Sea Port Oil Terminal, a deepwater oil export terminal off the Texas coast that would be the largest of its kind in the United States. Environmentalists called the move a betrayal of Biden’s climate agenda and said would lead to planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to nearly 90 coal fired-power plants. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)


Environmentalists who typically supported the Biden administration in its anti-oil and gas moves were dashed this week when the federal government approved what will be the largest supertanker Sea Port Oil Terminal off the coast of Texas.

Environmentalists called it a betrayal by the administration in paving the way for a $1.8 billino project by Enterprise Products Partners of Houston. Once completed, the terminal would have the capabiility of loading two supertankers at once. The project was approved by the Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration.

It prompted environmental groups to respond in anger, with some suggesting the terminal will lead to “disasterous” plant-warming greenhouse gas emissions reported the Associated Press.

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