- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 26, 2016

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - An energy company has agreed to slightly move a planned South Texas natural gas facility to accommodate endangered ocelots.

The Brownsville Herald (https://bit.ly/1MWuy1F ) reported Tuesday that the adjustment by Annova LNG means continued access to a wildlife-crossing culvert under Highway 48.

The company plans a liquefied natural gas plant at the Port of Brownsville. Concerns were raised that the site would prevent wildlife from moving between the Boca Chica area, south of the Brownsville Ship Channel, and the Laguna Atascosa (a-tuhs-KOH’-suh) National Wildlife Refuge to the north.

Ralph Cowen with the Brownsville Navigation District, which oversees the port, says Annova agreed to lease a few more acres and slightly move the planned facility.

Houston-based Annova in December donated $40,000 to help buy GPS tracking devices to monitor the rare ocelots.

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Information from: The Brownsville Herald, https://www.brownsvilleherald.com

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