Updates from March, 2013

MILWAUKEE JOURNAL-SENTINEL

Big legal victory for cranes in Texas

March 12th, 2013 | TAP In The News

In a major victory for cranes and other water users on the Texas Gulf Coast, a federal judged has ruled the state’s environmental agency is responsible for the death of 23 whooping cranes during a drought in 2008 and 2009. The ruling on Monday is […]

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

CORPUS CHRISTI CALLER-TIMES

Federal judge: TCEQ mismanagement contributed to deaths of whooping cranes

March 12th, 2013 | TAP In The News

Mismanagement of the Guadalupe River water contributed to the death of at least 23 whooping cranes during the winter of 2008-09 in violation of the Endangered Species Act, according to a lawsuit ruling by Senior U.S. District Judge Janis Jack. In her Monday ruling in […]

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

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Judge rules against Texas in whooping crane case

March 12th, 2013 | TAP In The News

A federal judge found Texas officials responsible for the deaths of nearly two-dozen whooping cranes and ordered the state to develop a conservation plan that would protect the last naturally migrating flock of the endangered birds. Senior U.S. District Judge Janis Graham Jack ruled Monday in […]

Filed in: Guadalupe Basin Water Management, TAP Progress

AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Environmentalists score a win in case with big water implications

March 12th, 2013 | TAP In The News

In a case with significant implications for how much water is set aside for environmental purposes, a federal judge Monday held that the Texas state environmental agency is responsible for the deaths of 23 endangered whooping cranes several years ago. The Texas Commission on Environmental […]

Filed in: Guadalupe Basin Water Management, TAP Progress

BOOMBERG NEWS

Texas Whooping Crane Advocates Win Reprieve in Water War

March 12th, 2013 | TAP In The News

Texas was ordered to temporarily stop issuing new water permits for a river system that supplies dozens of Central Texas cities, power generators and petrochemical plants to ensure enough water reaches the last migratory flock of endangered whooping cranes. U.S. District Judge Janis Graham Jack […]

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

THE ARANSAS PROJECT

Judge Rules in Favor of The Aransas Project in Whooping Crane Case

March 12th, 2013 | Press Release

Effective Management Plan Ordered for Guadalupe River, Bays and Estuaries (Rockport, TX — March 10, 2013)— Today, The Aransas Project (TAP) applauded a major federal court decision in its legal battle to protect the last naturally migrating flock of endangered whooping cranes as a vindication […]

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

VICTORIA ADVOCATE

Advocate Editorial Board opinion: crucial to know number of birds in refuge

March 8th, 2013 | Related Press

The count is in. This year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service estimates there are about 279 whooping cranes in and around the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge. This year’s estimate was gathered using a new method of counting. In the past, the flock was counted […]

Filed in: Coastal Ecosystems, Whooping Cranes

TAP Update: US Department of Justice Press Release on Whooping Crane Shooting

March 7th, 2013 | TAP Updates

Below is a press release issued by the United States Department of Justice regarding the prosecution of the case in connection with the shooting of a juvenile whooping crane near San Jose Island. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, March 6, 2013 http://www.justice.gov/usao/txs/ Contact: Angela Dodge, Public […]

Filed in: Whooping Cranes