Public Hearing for Jupiter Oil

On Monday, November 16 and 10:00 AM Central Time, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is hosting a public hearing for the Jupiter MLP Oil Terminal air pollution permit. Please watch the hearing on zoom and support community members opposing the oil facility that would damage our environment and harm public health. The public also has the opportunity to submit a comment opposing the project online. For social media use hashtag #StopJupiterOil. Here’s the TCEQ public notice for background. Instructions on how to watch and comment below:

1.) How to watch:

Hearing is on Monday, November 16 at 10:00 AM Central Time.

To join the Zoom meeting via computer:
https://soah-texas.zoomgov.com/

Meeting ID: 160 566 6542
Password: 0111JUP

or to join the Zoom meeting via telephone: (346) 248-7799
Meeting ID: 160 566 6542
Password: 0606839


2.) Submit a public comment to oppose Jupiter Oil:

Go online to submit a comment using the permit number
https://www14.tceq.texas.gov/epic/eComment/
Permit number: 147681

Sample comment
Dear TCEQ Chief Clerk,

I am opposed to the issuance of the following permits for Jupiter Brownsville, LLC:
State Air Quality Permit 147681 Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD);
Air Quality Permit PSDTX1522 PSD; Air Quality Permit GHGPSDTX172.

The proposed facility will emit unacceptable levels of hazardous pollutants – in particular, Sulfur Dioxide, NOx, and Volatile Organic Compounds – that threaten the health and wellbeing of Brownsville and Rio Grande Valley area residents. In addition, the degree of PSD increment does not account for cumulative impacts from additional facilities permitted – but not yet built – in the region. The permit also does not account for additional impacts from planned additions to the Jupiter facility, including a major pipeline and deepwater crude export facility.

For these reasons, I urge TCEQ to deny air quality permits for Jupiter Brownsville, LLC.

Sincerely,

Name, Email, Home Address, City/State/Zipcode

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