Opposition remains full-throated in the attempt to stop the construction of the Texas GulfLink Terminal, a deepwater oil port planned for a portion of the Gulf of Mexico nearly 27 miles off the coast of Brazoria County. Person after person commenting in an online public hearing recently on GulfLink’s draft environmental impact statement detailed the reasons they believe the project is dangerous and unnecessary.
“The tank farm would be located in a residential area, and that’s not environmentally safe for people,” said Donna Robinson, a Surfside Beach resident. “The map also shows the pipeline would run through the Justin Hurst (Wildlife Management Area), and that is not environmentally safe. If this thing were to leak, it would affect the entire area and the Gulf coast in our area — Freeport, Surfside, Jones Creek, Oyster Creek.”