Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
Water is allocated to the growing petrochemical industry instead of to the community.
Corpus Christi is in danger of heavy oil industry take over. It is home to the biggest petrochemical cracker plant in the world.
Industry needs lots of water in order to operate, and has already gained access to the regional water reserves. 80% of that water is planned to go to heavy industry.
There are plans to build four desalination plants in Corpus Christi Bay to help grow the fossil fuel industry.
This will have a significant impact on the ecosystem of the Bay. Corpus Christi,
Texas, United States
The world’s largest petrochemical cracker plant will use 20 million gallons of water a day.
Corpus Christi plans to desalinate water in La Quinta Bay, in order to respond to industry’s needs. Heavy industry is already polluting the waterways that flow into the bay.
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