TAP Update: Trial of TAP Lawsuit to Protect Whooping Crane To Commence December 5th

Nov 29, 2011 | TAP Updates

The parties in the The Aransas Project’s lawsuit to protect the endangered Whooping Crane have been advised by the Court that the trial of the case will now commence on Monday, December 5th, 2011 at 8 AM.  Please note this change from the original date of December 2nd, 2011.  Additional information is provided below.


Trial commences in The Aransas Project v. Bryan Shaw, et al (CIVIL ACTION NO. 2:10-cv-00075)


Monday, December 5th, 2011, 8 AM


United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Corpus Christi Division, United States Courthouse, 1133 N. Shoreline Drive, Corpus Christi, TX


On December 5th, the trial of The Aransas Project’s (TAP) citizen suit brought under the federal Endangered Species Act against the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality will commence in the federal district court in Corpus Christi, Texas.  TAP’s suit seeks to address the failure of the State of Texas to provide adequate freshwater inflows from the Guadalupe River Basin into the bays and estuaries that it feeds, resulting in harm to the last freely migrating flock of protected whooping cranes.

TAP’s goal is to establish a reasonable and responsible water management plan for the Guadalupe River Basin that will ensure adequate freshwater inflows to protect critical habitat for the Whooping Crane as well as coastal economies that depend on the health of these systems for tourism, recreation and fisheries.



The Aransas Project (TAP) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that brings together an alliance of municipalities, businesses, organizations, and citizens who want responsible water management of the Guadalupe River Basin to ensure freshwater flows to the bays and estuaries that it supports. These bays and estuaries provide critical habitat for the last freely migrating flock of endangered whooping cranes as well as serving as the lifeblood for coastal economies. TAP Members include Aransas County, Aransas County Navigation District, Town of Fulton, City of Rockport, International Crane Foundation, the Coastal Bend Guides Association and more.