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Determined to forge ahead with canal expansion, Army Corps unveils testing plan for contaminants in Matagorda Bay

The expansion project will enable the world’s largest class of tanker ships to dock at a new oil export terminal on the Gulf Coast. It also involves dredging a Superfund site.

Max Midstream's Seahawk oil terminal stands across Lavaca Bay from a jetty at Lighthouse Beach in Port Lavaca on Wednesday, June 7 2023.

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Mauricio Blanco on his shrimping boat in Lavaca Bay on Wednesday June 7, 2023.
Max Midstream's Seahawk oil terminal at the Port of Calhoun County seen on Wednesday June 7, 2023

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