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Brownsville Residents Voice Concerns Over LNG Air Quality Project

2 years 8 months 3 weeks ago Thursday, March 08 2018 Mar 8, 2018 March 08, 2018 10:10 PM March 08, 2018 in News

BROWNSVILLE – On Thursday, the public got another chance to discuss the Rio Grande Valley LNG air quality project.

The state is currently evaluating whether to approve the permits and several of Valley residents are watching the process.

A Texas Commission on Environmental Quality representative tells CHANNEL 5 NEWS Thursday’s meeting is an important part of the decision making process.

They’re still deciding whether or not to approve the Rio Grande Valley LNG air quality permit.

A TCEQ representative announced Thursday that air contaminants released by the proposed facility are all within TCEQ standards.

That announcement was followed by a Q&A section and a chance for the public to go on the record.

The Brownsville Event Center was filled with people both for and against the Rio Grande Valley LNG pipeline development

TCEQ attorney Nicolas Parke says his agency will be responding to all comments made on the record at the meeting.

“So any comments that we receive both tonight and also that have been received previously, E-comments, mailed in and that also we will receive until Monday, March 26 will be responded to by the agency,” said Parke. “That will be mailed out to anyone who makes a comment or who is on the mailing list for this particular application.”

Parke explains the agency will consider the public comments when deciding whether or not to approve the permit.

Parke tells us anyone who is interested in the agencies response to the comments can be added to the TCEQ mailing list through their website.

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