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Critics say state tax break helps petrochemical companies and hurts public schools

In December, legislators killed a controversial tax abatement program known as Chapter 313, but its effects will last decades.

Corpus Christi Ship Channel on April 17, 2022.
Jennifer Hilliard and Tom Dale pass the Cheniere Energy Corpus Christi Liquefaction tower flare in the La Quinta Channel.

“Nobody administers it”

White pelicans near the entrance to the Corpus Christi Bay shipping channel, the transit route for oil and gas tankers.

On the Coastal Bend, nearly $2.5 billion in tax breaks

Critics say school boards “selling our students out”

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