Updates from December, 2009

AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN

State environmental agency to face whooping crane lawsuit

December 9th, 2009 | TAP In The News

In an effort it says will protect the endangered whopping crane, an alliance of Gulf Coast environmental and business groups, led by a prominent South Texas family, announced Tuesday that it will sue Texas’ environmental agency over its water management. If successful, the planned suit […]

Filed in: Coastal Ecosystems, Guadalupe Basin Water Management, TAP Progress, Whooping Cranes

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Water diversion threatens whoopers, group says

December 8th, 2009 | TAP In The News

Texas has put endangered whooping cranes in harm’s way by diverting too much water from the Guadalupe River before it reaches their feeding grounds, according to a group that intends to file a federal lawsuit against the state’s environmental agency. The Aransas Project, an alliance […]

Filed in: Coastal Ecosystems, Guadalupe Basin Water Management, TAP Progress, Whooping Cranes

Welcome to TAP! Today we launch!

December 8th, 2009 | TAP Updates

Let us be the first to welcome you to The Aransas Project. We’re glad you’re here, and we plan to make it worth your while to pop back here frequently. We’ll use this update blog to keep you posted on all of our news, related […]

Filed in: Coastal Ecosystems, Guadalupe Basin Water Management, TAP Progress, Whooping Cranes

TAP Files Notice of Intent to Sue TCEQ Officials For Illegally Harming Endangered Whooping Cranes

December 8th, 2009 | Press Release

Rockport, TX — The Aransas Project (TAP) today filed a Notice of Intent to sue several officials of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) in their official capacity for illegal harm and harassment of whooping cranes at and adjacent to Aransas National Wildlife Refuge […]

Filed in: TAP Progress

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Texas group to sue over whooping crane deaths

December 8th, 2009 | TAP In The News

DALLAS — A conservation group says state regulators are to blame for last year’s record die-off in the world’s only natural flock of endangered whooping cranes, alleging water-use policies dried up food and water supplies in their drought-stricken South Texas winter habitat. The Aransas Project […]

Filed in: Coastal Ecosystems, Guadalupe Basin Water Management, TAP Progress, Whooping Cranes

DALLAS MORNING NEWS

Group says Texas denies water flow needed for endangered whooping cranes

December 8th, 2009 | TAP In The News

Environmentalists working to protect critically endangered whooping cranes wintering on the Texas coast said Monday that state regulators are denying the birds the fresh water they need to survive. FILE 2006/The Associated Press A whooping crane eats a crab on the Texas coast. Scientists say […]

Filed in: Coastal Ecosystems, Guadalupe Basin Water Management, TAP Progress, Whooping Cranes

SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS

Lawsuit aims to help cranes on Texas coast

December 8th, 2009 | TAP In The News

In an effort to protect the endangered whooping crane, an environmental coalition plans to notify Texas today that it intends to sue over the state’s management of the San Antonio and Guadalupe rivers. If the federal lawsuit is successful, it would fundamentally change water use […]

Filed in: Coastal Ecosystems, Guadalupe Basin Water Management, TAP Progress, Whooping Cranes

Plan to Visit TAP at 2010 Whooping Crane Festival

December 7th, 2009 | Events

February 25-28, 2010 : Whooping Crane Festival in Port Aransas, TX TAP will have a booth at the festival this year—plan on stopping by to visit us. More info on the festival available through the Port Aransas Chamber

Filed in: Coastal Ecosystems, TAP Progress, Whooping Cranes

Why protect the whooping crane and their habitat?

December 5th, 2009 | Community Questions

Filed in: Questions

AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN

State environmental office establishes Office of Water

December 1st, 2009 | Related Press

In another signal of how state officials are thinking even more about water issues, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality announced Tuesday that it has established a new Office of Water. The new office will encompass the three existing major water divisions in the agency: […]

Filed in: Guadalupe Basin Water Management