Army Corps of Engineers Withdraws Approval of Matagorda Bay Dredging Project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has withdrawn its approval to dredge the Matagorda Bay shipping channel in Texas and has committed to carrying out a supplemental environmental impact statement. The withdrawal comes in response to litigation brought by San Antonio Bay Estuarine Waterkeeper, Texas Campaign for the Environment, Turtle Island Restoration Network, Earthworks, and the Environmental Integrity Project that alleged further environmental review was needed to determine the potential dredging impact on oyster reefs and fish habitats in the area.