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Texas City Dike oil spill should be wake-up call - The Galveston County Daily News : Editorials

August 1, 2014

Texas City Dike oil spill should be wake-up call

Posted: Monday, June 16, 2014 12:00 am

A proponent and a critic of the proposed Ike Dike recently said the same thing. They said the oil spill near the Texas City Dike ought to be a wake-up call.

The spill, which resulted in a collision between a barge and a cargo ship, was relatively minor. But it still shut down the Houston Ship Channel for days, with repercussions to the nation’s supply of fuels and petrochemicals.

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