What we know about Chevron’s environmental impact report for Texas oil spill
A draft environmental impact statement for a Chevron-produced oil spill in Texas is now available online for public review.
The release comes two days after The Washington Times published an internal document that revealed the company planned to spend more than $2 billion on environmental studies and research into oil spills.
The Environmental Protection Agency and state regulators have said the spill would be a huge cleanup.
The EPA is asking that the public review the document, which includes information from environmental consultants hired to analyze the spill, so that it can be made public.
It will be made available for public inspection by Jan. 31, 2019.
The draft report is the result of more than four years of environmental analysis and assessment by a team of state and federal officials led by Tom McCutcheon, who is in charge of the Environmental Protection Office in Texas.
The Texas Department of State Health Services has not yet released a copy of the draft environmental impacts statement.
The department is currently reviewing it.