Thursday, November 04, 2021
SpaceX's operations at its Boca Chica test site in Texas have severely impacted the adjacent Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge and its wildlife due to rocket explosions, wildfires and excessive road and beach closings, according to a letter from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to the Federation Aviation Administration (FAA).
Although the original approval allowed SpaceX to fly experimental vehicles at Boca Chica, the impacts of those activities were not analyzed in the original Environmental Impact Study, the FWS letter said.
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