SpaceX Launch Site Undergoes Rigorous Environmental Review

    Photo: Reuters [via The Washington Post]

    The Facts

    • After months of review, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has found SpaceX's planned Starship rocket launch from South Texas to have "no significant impact" on the environment.

    • However, the comprehensive federal ruling includes more than 75 actions the company must take to ensure the surrounding area near Brownsville, Texas, isn't harmed by Starship takeoffs.

    The Spin

    Republican narrative

    The burdensome environmental reviews brought back by the Biden admin. only serve to drastically slow down approvals on some of America's most important endeavors. Trump tried to cut back on the bureaucratic red tape and woke policies for good reason.

    Democratic narrative

    Biden understands the importance of climate change and social justice, and any measure to protect our Earth and vulnerable communities is the right decision, even if it is a meticulous process. Bringing back these rules will expedite projects over time by ensuring they're done right the first time.

    Political split



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