Approval of SPOT Shortens the Fuse on the World’s Largest Carbon Bomb
by Tyler Kruse
November 22, 2022
When we say oil and gas companies are sacrificing communities to make a buck this is exactly what we’re talking about.
© Aaron Sprecher / Greenpeace
WASHINGTON DC (Nov. 21, 2022)–In response to the decision to approve Sea Port Oil Terminal (SPOT), Destiny Watford, Climate Campaigner at Greenpeace USA, said: “When we say oil and gas companies are sacrificing communities to make a buck this is exactly what we’re talking about. SPOT would emit over 300 million tons of carbon dioxide every year polluting the air and water of Brazoria and Harris counties in Texas while creating serious health threats for everyone living there. We have less than a decade to cut emissions by half. Approving new oil and gas projects is not a bridge, it is an on-ramp to planetary collapse.”
“It is peak hypocrisy for President Biden and Secretary Pete Buttigieg to shorten the fuse on the world’s largest carbon bomb by greenlighting additional oil export terminals right after lecturing the world about increasing climate ambitions at COP27.”