SpaceX's Texas expansion plans hit by a fourth FAA delay over environmental concerns
- The FAA has delayed issuing its review of
SpaceX's proposed expansion at its Texaslaunch site.
- This marks the fourth time the review has been delayed in five months.
The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has delayed completing an environmental review of SpaceX's new launch site in Texas for the fourth time in five months, according to an update posted to the FAA website on Friday.
The FAA started its review in July 2020 and was supposed to be finished by December 2021. The FAA now expects to release its review, called a Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA), on May 31.
SpaceX wants to expand Starbase site in Texas,
The FAA said it is still "responding to comments" and "confirming mitigations for the proposed SpaceX operations."
SpaceX's expansion plans hit another hurdle last month as the US Army Corps of Engineers wanted more information on the environmental impact of the plans on local endangered species and surrounding areas.
The FAA and SpaceX did not immediately respond to Insider's requests for comment.
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