The Port of Galveston plans to count the ways its operations affect the environment around it, officials said Monday.

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Bailey Jones

[thumbup] Data is everything.

Gary Scoggin

This is a good first move. As Bailey noted, data is everything. Hopefully the Port uses this data to evaluate and implement meaningful emissions reductions.

Miceal O'Laochdha

"The port has no immediate plans to install on-shore power systems, Galego said." Someone should tell the Port that they do have shorepower capability at Pier 41. It was installed there by their former tenant (with POG approval) and left in place for Port usage when the lease with that tenant was terminated. Someone should also tell them to check the data they have right now of dozens of official reports over the last 5 years to the Port Police, Texas GLO, USCG and TCEQ of pollutants entering the water at the Pier 41 slip head from the city storm drain sewer system outlet on a regular basis. Meetings (with minutes taken) were held about it with the Port and City officials, as well as State, and Federal regulatory bodies but no action of any kind has ever been taken. They already have plenty of "data" on this recurring pollution event. Might be about time walk the walk to go along with talking the talk.

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