The Texas GulfLink Deepwater Port is a proposed oil export terminal in the Gulf of Mexico, approximately 30 miles off the coast of Brazoria County. If approved, the project would increase global warming pollution and our dependence on fossil fuels and increase risk of an oil spill in the Gulf.
The U.S. Maritime Administration and U.S. Coast Guard are currently deciding whether to authorize the GulfLink oil project, which would have the capacity to export 1 million or more barrels of crude oil per day.¹
If approved, the oil project would add even more pollution to the area. An oil spill from this terminal could devastate the Gulf of Mexico and the local fishing and tourism industries. A spill would destroy nesting grounds for the critically endangered Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle and beach and dune habitat for generations.
The GulfLink project would prolong reliance on dirty fossil fuels for decades to come. This project would directly cause the combustion of billions of tons of crude oil, resulting in the emissions of massive climate change-inducing pollution that will continue to wreak havoc on our most vulnerable communities.
- “Texas GulfLink Deepwater Port,” Oil & Gas Watch, last accessed November 8, 2022.
Thanks to the support of our members we were able to submit the following petition with over 300 signatures asking that Texas Gulflink’s Deepwater Port License Application be denied! That petition joins the thousands of comments speaking out against the project.
“We, the undersigned, are concerned about the massive offshore oil export project Texas Gulflink, on the Texas Gulf Coast. The project is a recipe for disaster for Gulf Coast communities, ecosystems, and the climate. We urge the Maritime Administration to deny the Deepwater Port License Application for Texas Gulflink. The project is not in the national interest and imposes too many risks and burdens on our Gulf Coast communities and ecosystems.”