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URGENT Call To Action! 

Comments Needed ASAP to Demand SpaceX Not Be Granted A Permit To Dump 200,000 Gallons a Day of Treated Wastewater Into South Bay!!

Want to do something?  Here is what you can do:

*You will need the permit number WQ0016342001 for your correspondence and phone calls to elected officials and for commenting on TCEQ.

Tell TCEQ that you oppose this permit and are requesting a public meeting.  It is important that we get as many folks as possible asking TCEQ to hold a public meeting on this permit. Let’s put the pressure on NOW! 

Not sure what to say?  View our sample comment and feel free to add your own reasons as well.

Want to do more?

Ask our state legislators to request a public meeting on permit number WQ0016342001 from TCEQ on our behalf. Contact them by phone AND email.  View our sample email and phone script to elected officials before you begin. Website and contact information is also below.

July 12, 2023- Save RGV Response to Rio Grande LNG FID Announcement. Read our statement HERE.

June 29, 2023 SAVE RGV Sends an Open Letter to all RGV officials who sent letters of support to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for the Rio Grande LNG project at the Port of Brownsville. Some of these officials received campaign contributions and donations from the Next Decade Political Action Committee.  Read the Open Letter HERE.

June 02, 2023- Save RGV filed their Appellant's Reply Brief in our Open Beaches lawsuit in the Court of Appeals for the Thirteenth Judicial District Corpus Christi & Edinburg, Texas. To read the brief click HERE.  

If you would like to learn more about this case email to request an invitation to our next Zoom meeting. 

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 


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!



SpaceX wants to dump treated sewage water into Texas’ South Bay coastal preserve

by: Sandra Sanchez

Posted: Nov 2, 2023 / 09:21 PM CDT

Updated: Nov 2, 2023 / 10:45 PM CDT

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.



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

State News
SpaceX, FAA challenged over RGV environmental damage. Jim Chapman, Save RGV board member Guest Speaker

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