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Federal agency failed to weigh possible environmental impacts of SpaceX rocket launch, lawsuit claims

Environmental groups claim the Federal Aviation Administration let SpaceX do its own environmental assessment before its rocket self-destructed above the Texas coast and debris rained down over a wide area.

Large pieces of concrete are shown near SpaceX's launchpad after their next-generation Starship and super heavy rocket launched, causing damage at the company's Boca Chica facility near Brownsville on April 22, 2023.

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