Flint Hills Ingleside
One of three high-volume oil export terminals located on the Live Oak Peninsula next to Ingleside on the Bay, Flint Hills Resources bought part of the former Ingleside Navy Base in 2012. Flint Hills Terminal is currently out of compliance with the Clean Air Act and subject to an EPA enforcement action. Recent video taken by EarthWorks shows invisible emissions emanating from its tanks. Yet, they're getting permission from TCEQ to pollute even more!
HELP US STOP FLINT HILLS OIL EXPORT TERMINAL FROM POLLUTING EVEN MORE!
SUBMIT COMMENTS: Flint Hills Ingleside Air Quality Permit Amendment #6606
Flint Hills Resources Ingleside Terminal has asked TCEQ to increase the amount of pollution it can emit. This is not only harmful for neighboring Ingleside on the Bay and the Corpus Christi Bay airshed, but also the planet - as described in the 2022 IPCC Report on Climate Change.
Please join our fight to stop harmful emissions by writing your own comments directly to TCEQ HERE. Alternatively, submit this QUICK FORM.
Talking Points in Your Comments
Here are some possible talking points for Flint Hills Resources Ingleside Permit #6606, but feel free to add your own:
- I request that TCEQ deny this permit for Flint Hills to increase hazardous air pollutants, carbon monoxide, hydrogen sulfide, nitrogen oxides, organic compounds, and particulate matter.
- I call for a public meeting to be held BOTH in or near Ingleside on the Bay (where the closest residents live) AND online for those who cannot attend in person.
- Flint Hills Resources Ingleside is currently in "high priority violation" status with regard to the Clean Air Act, according to the EPA ECHO database. This situation needs to be remedied before additional emissions can be considered.
- Optical Gas Imagery (OGI) video of Flint Hills, taken by EarthWorks in December 2021 (see https://youtu.be/E7V4bAtzyCw and https://youtu.be/DK9l_WF2m7Y) and shared with TCEQ, shows significant plumes arising from improperly maintained storage tanks.
- Additional EarthWorks OGI footage of two other nearby oil export terminals, Enbridge and Buckeye, also shows significant emissions. These videos were shared with TCEQ as well. The cumulative impacts of all three terminals on the Ingleside on the Bay, Ingleside, and the Corpus Christi Bay airshed have not been properly investigated, measured, or monitored.
- TCEQ has NO air monitoring stations in San Patricio County, where a huge amount of industrial development and expansion is occurring - as evidenced by the significant number of TCEQ operating, air quality, and even water quality permits in the County. Local communities are forced to conduct and fund their own air monitoring to protect themselves from air polluters like Flint Hills.
- The 2022 IPCC Climate Change Report makes it clear that we must drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions in order to avoid catastropic global warming. Given the dire warnings for our planet contained in this significant report, how can TCEQ justify issuing ANY permits allowing increased emissions that contribute to global warming? What steps is TCEQ taking to mitigate climate change?