Description: Challenge to Clean Water Act permit for expansion of crude oil export terminal in Texas.
Indigenous Peoples of the Coastal Bend v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 08/03/2021 Complaint Download Complaint filed. Tribe and Nonprofit Groups Challenged Corps of Engineers Permit for Oil Export Terminal Expansion Project in Texas. The Karankawa Kadla Tribe of the Texas Gulf Coast and two nonprofit organizations filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the federal district court for the Southern District of Texas challenging issuance of a Clean Water Act Section 404 permit for expansion of the Moda Ingleside Energy Center, a crude oil export terminal in the Corpus Christi Ship Channel. The plaintiffs asserted violations of the Clean Water Act, NEPA, and the Administrative Procedure Act, including a failure to consider the expansion’s contribution to climate change.