First casualty of greenhouse gas rules may be Texas plant
Freysigner, the Chase Power chief executive, said Las Brisas would reduce heat-trapping emissions because the petroleum coke will stay in Corpus Christi rather than be transported to dirtier plants overseas. Environmental groups, however, said the planned facility still would emit too much pollution.
“The people who want to build Las Brisas are clearly not very concerned about the impacts of burning pet coke anywhere,” said Flavia de la Fuente, an organizer with Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign. “The truth is, the Las Brisas plant will emit carbon pollution, as well as mercury, soot and smog pollution, all which will impact a city that has seen more than its fair share of industrial pollution.”
in Texas that cares needs to look at what has happened in Wisconsin, too. A community tried to impose stricter environmental controls on a polluting food producer and their Supreme Court overruled the community's ordinance stating they couldn't require anything stricter than state regulations.
Corpus Christi, the area, even the Gulf of Mexico might get hosed on this.