Tagged: TAP In The News

THE ROCKPORT PILOT

Briefs in TAP suit target Judge Jack, Stehn and U.S. Constitution

June 14th, 2013 | TAP In The News

If briefs filed regarding the verdict of The Aransas Project (TAP) lawsuit against the Texas Commission of Environmental Quality (TCEQ) are any indication, the objectivity of U.S. District Court Judge Janis Graham Jack, the expertise of former U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Whooping Crane […]

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

THE ROCKPORT PILOT

Status of Aransas Project Suit Heard

June 14th, 2013 | TAP In The News

Approximately 60 area residents and other interested people had the opportunity to hear about the status of The Aransas Project (TAP) lawsuit against the Texas Commission of Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and other parties Wednesday night at the Saltwater Pavilion in Rockport. Attorney Jim Blackburn outlined […]

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

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

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