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PRESS RELEASE FROM SEN. EDDIE LUCIO, JR.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 29, 2014
CONTACT: Daniel Collins, General Counsel & Press Secretary
Phone: 512-463-0127

Statement on release of final FAA environmental study on SpaceX

AUSTIN — Senator Eddie Lucio (D-Brownsville) releases the following statement in response to the Federal Aviation Administration's final environmental impact statement on SpaceX's proposed launch site in Cameron County.

"I am ecstatic about the release of this long over-due FAA report. The report confirms what the FAA previously indicated, that the launch site would not harm our community's environment.

"Today completes one of the last important steps in a long journey toward bringing SpaceX to the Valley. As the author of legislation and appropriations measures intended to land the company in Cameron County, I have every confidence that construction of the new site will quickly follow. Our community will soon guide the rest of the nation in advancing space-related enterprise."

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