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Gulf Coast petrochemical growth draws billions in tax breaks despite pollution violations

A new report by the Environmental Integrity Project compiled data on every U.S. plastics plant built, expanded or proposed since 2012, revealing massive growth in Texas.

Gulf Coast Growth Ventures, a $10 billion plastics plant built by ExxonMobil and SABIC, started operations this year on 1,300 acres of previously undeveloped land in San Patricio County, across the bay from Corpus Christi.

Gulf Coast Expansion 

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Proposed Projects in Texas

The Motiva oil refinery, the largest in the United States, looms over a residential neighborhood in Port Arthur, Texas.

State Tax Abatement Programs

Regular Violations of Pollution Permits 

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