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Environmentalists oppose Elon Musk's plan to build a Starbase in Texas

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If successful, the ambitious spaceport could become the site of multiple annual launches to the Moon and Mars, but how will this affect the wildlife of the Earth?

Environmentalists oppose Elon Musk's plan to build a Starbase in Texas

Elon Musk does not hide his intention to establish a settlement on Mars, but first he is going to build a city on Earth around the SpaceX launch site in South Texas in Boca Chica. Musk's idea is to make the city a Starbase in Texas. It will house everyone who works at the launch site, who intends to fly a rocket. The city will be a tourist destination for those looking to witness the startling spectacle of the launch.

"I can't think of anything more exciting than being among the stars," Musk wrote. Then, as environmentalists stated that they are more concerned with what is happening on Earth.

"While SpaceX focuses on exploring distant planets, the company's operations are wreaking havoc on planet Earth, especially in Boca Chica, Texas," writes the American Bird Conservancy.

The test site operated by Elon Musk's SpaceX endangers wildlife, including snow plovers and sea turtles, in its quest to explore outer space, ecologists say.

In the end, Musk hopes that this will be the starting point for people heading to Mars, as each powerful spacecraft is capable of transporting about 100 people at a time to the Red Planet. As they prepare to fly, they will need the living space and infrastructure that such a city can provide. Consequently, the transformation of Boca Chica Village into a Star Cosmodrome in Texas could be important for Musk in realizing his vision of space exploration.

Musk began the process of creating his city in late February - early March 2021, when he officially applied to Cameron County. The District Judge's press release clearly states that Musk must comply with all relevant laws and that any environmental statement will ultimately be dealt with in accordance with applicable law.

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