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Recent Developments & In the News
May 24, 2023- Read the Sierra Club Press Release "Organizations Challenge FERC for Approving Several LNG Projects in the Rio Grande Valley and Southwest Louisiana"
Our Open Beaches Lawsuit Appeal is now in the 13th District Court - Appellants’ attorney is assessing whether reply briefs are necessary. If they are necessary, June 1, 2023 is the deadline for Appellants – SaveRGV, Sierra Club, and Carrizo Comecrudo – to reply to Appellees’ briefs. Appellees are Cameron County, General Land Office, and Texas Attorney General, who have all filed their responsive brief to Appellants’ initial briefs. View Brief Here.
May 22, 2023 Vecinos para el Bienestar de la Comunidad Costera, Sierra Club, City of Port Isabel, and the Carrizo/Comecrudo Tribe of Texas request rehearing of Rio Grande LNG, LLC, Order on Remand and Amending Section 7 Certificate, 183 FERC ¶ 61,046, Dkt. Nos. CP16-454 etc. (Apr. 21, 2023) The FERC document can be viewed at https://elibrary.ferc.gov/eLibrary/docinfo?accession_num=20230522-5217
May 1, 2023– Save RGV et. al. filed suit against the FAA for violations of the National Environmental Policy Act by approving the launch permit for SpaceX Starship/Super Heavy at Boca Chica without doing a full Environmental Impact Statement. Read the file stamped petition HERE and the Press Release HERE. Media coverage can be accessed in links below.
The April 21, 2023 177-page FERC Order to Rio Grande LNG is available at:
Save RGV has been opposed to LNG in the RGV for almost 10 years now.
This article ran back in 2015 and is as current now as it was then. Polluters and liars don’t change!
From license to lawsuit–the first 18 days since SpaceX got its hands on the FAA launch approval
Published Tuesday, May 2, 2023
from the Rio Grande Valley
Federal agency failed to weigh possible environmental impacts of SpaceX rocket launch, lawsuit claims
Environmental groups claim the Federal Aviation Administration let SpaceX do its own environmental assessment before its rocket self-destructed above the Texas coast and debris rained down over a wide area.
BY ALEJANDRA MARTINEZ MAY 2, 20231 PM CENTRAL
Environmental groups sue FAA over Starship launch
by: Natasha Trindade
Posted: May 1, 2023 / 07:10 PM CDT
Updated: May 2, 2023 / 10:21 AM CDT
Technology & Entrepreneurship
Rio Grande Valley groups fight to keep SpaceX non-disclosure agreements private
Texas Public Radio | By Erin Sheridan
Published April 24, 2023 at 2:21 PM CDT
SpaceX, FAA challenged over RGV environmental damage. Jim Chapman, Save RGV board member Guest Speaker
View our Supplemental Comment to FAA sent on May 21st, 2021
FERC Intervention on Rio Grande LNG's request for an extension of time - April 27, 2022
FERC Intervention on Rio Grande Carbon Capture Utilization and Sequestration - April 27, 2022
View our comment to the FAA on SpaceX's Programmatic Environmental Assessment - November 1, 2021
View comments on Draft PEA from other organizations from 2021.
Save RGV files suit against GLO and Cameron County - October 11, 2021: click here to view petition
Letter to FAA requesting Launch Failure Analysis -August 30, 2021
Letter to various agencies regarding SpaceX 404 permit application - June 17, 2021
Letter to Cameron County (and other officials) about the legality of SpaceX closures - June 3, 2021
View our letter to US Army Corps regarding SpaceX 404 permit application - submitted April 5, 2021
View our letter to FERC asking for a new launch failure analysis - submitted March 15, 2021
View our comments to FAA on SpaceX EA - Submitted January 22, 2021
View our comments to FERC on Rio Bravo EA - Submitted January 20, 2021
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