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Matagorda, Texas is located in Matagorda County. Zip codes in Matagorda, TX include 77457. The median home price in Matagorda is $235,000.

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Thursday Apr 17 | Utility Products

EPA grants permit for Texas gas plant, compressed air energy storage project

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on April 14 issued a final greenhouse gas prevention of significant deterioration construction permit to Apex Matagorda Energy Center LLC for a 317 MW power plant that would store air underground and then release it during peak demand periods to support the electrical grid.

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Sat Apr 05, 2014

Chron

Tons of oiled sand cleared off Texas coastline

Cleanup efforts have yielded more than 200,000 pounds of oiled sand and debris from the shores of three islands off the Texas coast following a fuel spill in Galveston Bay late last month, officials reported.

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Fri Apr 04, 2014

MySanAntonio.com

Was oil spill cause of dolphin deaths?

Scientists are trying to determine whether an oil spill two weeks ago contributed to a higher-than-normal number of dolphin deaths.

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Houston Press

Galveston Oil Spill Animal Body Count Continues

As we've unfortunately learned many times before, a bunch of oil dumped into bodies of water doesn't tend to work out well for the birds and other animals that live in the area.

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Tue Apr 01, 2014

The Victoria Advocate

Oil response team cleans up community concerns

The Unified Command Center will hold a public information session at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Port O'Connor Elementary School.

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KBMT

KTRK Houston gets exclusive look at how emergency crews respond to oil spills

It's been more than a week since a ship collision sent nearly 170,000 gallons of oil in the Houston Ship Channel and oil continues to drift south.

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Mon Mar 31, 2014

The Victoria Advocate

Port O'Connor community members left in the dark about oil

Members of the public can contact the the Matagorda Bay joint information center for more information at 214-225-8007.

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Sun Mar 30, 2014

The Victoria Advocate

Toxic algae halts oyster harvesters

If you spot wildlife affected by the oil spill, do not attempt to capture or handle it.

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Sat Mar 29, 2014

Bradenton.com

Anglers aren't always to ones telling fish stories on the Internet

Clayton Weesels, left, and Capt. Brett Sweeny show the 30.25-inch trout caught in Texas.

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Click2Houston

Businesss impact of Houston Ship Channel oil spill

March 28, 2014: Many are wondering about the lasting affects of the oil spill in the Houston Ship Channel and what's next for these companies that were impacted.

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Fri Mar 28, 2014

The Victoria Advocate

Oil cleanup begins in Port O'Connor

Responders from the Incident Command Post Matagorda in Port O'Connor are implementing an aggressive plan intended to protect environmentally sensitive areas of the bay area against impact from a portion of the oil spilled in a ship-barge collision Saturday near Texas City.

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KWTX

Houston Ship Channel Reopens To All Traffic; Probe Underway

The remaining restrictions on traffic though the Houston Ship Channel have been lifted, five days after an oil spill shut down one of the nation's busiest seaports, but the investigation of the spill is just getting underway.

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Thu Mar 27, 2014

KXXV-TV Waco

Limits on Houston Ship Channel traffic lifted

The move comes five days after an oil spill caused by a collision of a ship with an oil-bearing barge spilled thousands of gallons of oil into Galveston Bay.

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Click2Houston

Oil from spill reaches Matagorda Island

U.S. Coast Guard officials confirmed the oil has reached Matagorda Island, as predicted, but the good news is that the oil is along the southwest part of the island, facing the Gulf of Mexico, and not Matagorda Bay.

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North Texas e-News

Oil spill response crews in Matagorda ahead of potential impact

Manpower and equipment are already in place to protect Matagorda Bay from any oil spilled by a barge at Texas City, Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson said Wednesday.

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Wed Mar 26, 2014

Click2Houston

Houston Ship Channel partially reopens to ship traffic after oil spill

March 25, 2014: The Coast Guard partially reopened one of the nation's busiest seaports to ship traffic Tuesday, three days after a collision between a barge and a ship spilled up to 170,000 gallons of tar-like oil to spill into the waters south of Houston.

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Tue Mar 25, 2014

Houston Chronicle

As Ship Channel reopens after spill, cleanup shifts west

Traffic in the Houston Ship Channel, which ground to a halt for three days because of an oil spill, resumed Tuesday as authorities prepared for a new cleanup effort on the Matagorda Peninsula southwest of Galveston.

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