Big Oil wants a big wall to protect from climate change

The petroleum industry is pushing for the construction of a massive coastal “spine,” 60 miles of concrete sea wall that will essentially protect the world’s largest concentration of petrochemical facilities from the effects of climate change. “Texas is seeking at least $12 billion for the full coastal spine, with nearly all of it coming from public funds,” the Associated Press reports. “But the idea of taxpayers around the country paying to protect refineries worth billions, and in a state where top politicians still dispute climate change’s validity, doesn’t sit well with some.”

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This is on behalf of local climate change group. Material is selected by Bernie McComb and does not necessarily represent opinion of whole group.
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