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Judge overrules Texas, strikes down air pollution permit for Gulf Coast oil terminal

A judge reversed a 2022 decision by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality that involved its controversial “one-mile rule” to deny hearing requests.

Max Midstream's Seahawk oil terminal at the Port of Calhoun County on June 7, 2023.

Max Midstream’s Seahawk Oil Terminal sits about four miles across Lavaca Bay from a jetty at Port Lavaca, Texas.

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