Updates from February, 2010

EXAMINER.COM

The Aransas Project plans to follow through with lawsuit over whooping cranes

February 19th, 2010 | TAP In The News

The Aransas Project (TAP), a non-profit organization, aims to follow through with filing a lawsuit against the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) next month, according to TAP attorney Jim Blackburn. A notice of intent to sue on behalf of the highly endangered whooping cranes […]

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

ROCKPORT PILOT

Aransas Project’s plans updated

February 11th, 2010 | TAP In The News

Ronald B. Outen, Ph.D, the regional director of the Aransas Project, made a presentation to the Rockport City Council during its Jan. 26 monthly workshop regarding the work and goals of the organization. The Aransas Project is focused on the water management policy of the […]

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

CBC NEWS

USFW official interviewed on Canadian Radio about concern for cranes

February 11th, 2010 | Related Press

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service field supervisor Allan Strand was interviewed by CBC radio show Edmonton AM, whose listeners live close to the Aransas flock’s nesting grounds, Wood Buffalo. Allan Strand expressed great concern over the future of the cranes and the dwindling options left […]

Filed in: Coastal Ecosystems, Whooping Cranes

Rockport Chamber of Commerce Issues Resolution of Support for TAP

February 11th, 2010 | TAP Updates

TAP is pleased to announce that the Rockport Chamber of Commerce has issued a resolution of support for The Aransas Project. Citing the Chamber’s great concern for the economic vitality dependent on freshwater inflows into the bay, the Chamber released a resolution endorsing the objectives […]

Filed in: TAP Progress

CORPUS CHRISTI CALLER-TIMES

Rare cranes in precarious situation

February 4th, 2010 | TAP In The News

This winter will be a hard one for the whooping crane, one of the most endangered species in the world. The last remaining natural flock of the rare birds took a devastating loss last year at its wintering grounds at the Aransas Natural Wildlife Refuge. […]

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

VICTORIA ADVOCATE

Whooper die-off prediction prompts petition

February 4th, 2010 | Related Press

A whooping crane die-off prediction prompted action from a Texas environment advocacy group Monday. Environment Texas is petitioning Gov. Rick Perry to re-examine the way the state issues water permits, the group’s director Luke Metzger said. As of Tuesday morning, 760 people had signed the […]

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

AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Billion-dollar San Antonio suit against LCRA dismissed by judge

February 3rd, 2010 | Related Press

The Lower Colorado River Authority scored a major victory over the San Antonio Water System on Monday when a Travis County district judge threw out a lawsuit against the river authority. San Antonio had sued the LCRA, which provides water to more than a million […]

Filed in: Guadalupe Basin Water Management

AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Things every Texan should do before he dies: Check out whooping cranes

February 3rd, 2010 | Related Press

As soon as we clear the launch site, Chuck Naiser points the Hell’s Bay skiff to the southeast on a bearing that will take us across the mouth of Saint Charles Bay, past the southernmost tip of Blackjack Peninsula and into the Intracoastal waterway west […]

Filed in: Coastal Ecosystems, Whooping Cranes

SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS

Needs of cranes and city-slickers aren’t mutually exclusive

February 3rd, 2010 | Related Press

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service field supervisor Allan Strand is understated when he observes that there are some “difficult decisions” ahead when it comes to sharing the region’s water. Preferably, such issues wouldn’t have to be resolved in court, and at least one process is […]

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