Filed in: 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

SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS

Texas crane totals not increasing, but flocks now inland offer hope

February 21st, 2013 | TAP In The News

Whooping cranes in Texas are caught up in a numbers game that produced one encouraging development this year but remains inconclusive overall. The latest survey results released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service concluded that there were 257 cranes wintering on the Texas Gulf […]

Filed in: Coastal Ecosystems, TAP Progress, Whooping Cranes

VICTORIA ADVOCATE

New whooping crane coordinator changes to controversial counting method

January 28th, 2013 | TAP In The News

AUSTWELL – Wade Harrell still remembers the moment he walked up to the deck at the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge and got his first look at whooping cranes as a kid. It was dazzling, seeing the snowy white birds winging through the marsh, he said. […]

Filed in: Coastal Ecosystems, related news, TAP Progress, Whooping Cranes

CORPUS CHRISTI CALLER-TIMES

Most of the South Texas whooping crane flock has arrived

January 15th, 2013 | TAP Updates

CORPUS CHRISTI — Most of the whooping cranes expected to spend winter near Rockport have arrived, but it’s too early to say how many survived the summer and migration from Canada. At least 98 percent of the world’s only wild migratory flock of the endangered […]

Filed in: Coastal Ecosystems, Drought, TAP Progress, Whooping Cranes

VICTORIA ADVOCATE

Judge rejects state’s request to add evidence to whooper trial

December 11th, 2012 | TAP In The News

A ruling could come soon on the whooping crane lawsuit after a judge rejected a motion to reopen the case. Last week, U.S. District Judge Janis Graham Jack rejected the state’s motion to include a report from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services, Jim Blackburn, the […]

Filed in: TAP Progress, Whooping Cranes

VICTORIA ADVOCATE

Environmentalists fight for whoopers’ water

November 15th, 2012 | TAP In The News

The whoopers are back, but even as the famed birds settle in at Aransas National Wildlife Refuge for what promises to be a mild winter, the legal controversy surrounding them lingers. The whooping cranes have been at the center of a trial over the state’s […]

Filed in: Coastal Ecosystems, related news, TAP Progress, Whooping Cranes