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Black residents in Corpus Christi file a civil rights complaint to stop Texas’ first desalination plant

Since 2007, Hillcrest residents have sued to challenge plans for a sewage treatment plant in their neighborhood, and then bridge construction.

By Dylan Baddour, Inside Climate News
Adam Carrington, pastor at Brooks AME Worship Center, said the city is “sacrificing Hillcrest yet again to support industry’s need.”
The Citgo refinery fumes behind a house in Hillcrest.
A support for the new harbor bridge stands beside the Corpus Christi Ship Channel near the Hillcrest neighborhood. Bridge construction was halted this year over design flaw concerns.
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Adam Carrington points towards the proposed site of Corpus Christi’s first desal plant in the Hillcrest neighborhood.

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