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HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Chronicle Editorial: Don’t mess with Texas’ big cranes

July 13th, 2014 |

Today, the Houston Chronicle published an Editorial about the recent decision by the a panel of the Fifth Circuit Court Court of Appeals. It starts: Imagine this conversation 50 years from now when a docent at the Houston Museum of Natural Science walks visitors through the ornithology […]

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

Fifth Circuit Acknowledges 23 Whooping Crane Deaths from Lack of Inflows, Yet Refuses to Hold Texas Liable

July 2nd, 2014 |

Federal court of appeals decision offers roadmap for future cases Today, The Aransas Project (TAP) announces its analysis of the ruling from the appeals court decision regarding TAP’s legal battle to protect the last naturally migrating flock of endangered whooping cranes. The Fifth Circuit Court […]

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

STAR HERALD

USFWS releases water to benefit whooping cranes

April 3rd, 2014 |

According to this story, it turns out that Whooping Cranes do in fact need freshwater to maintain their habitat. The freshwater releases discussed in the story will maintain the Crane habitat along the Platte River, Nebraska, a critical stopover for the migration north. The U.S. […]

Filed in: Drought, Whooping Cranes

THE TEXAS TRIBUNE

San Antonio Seeks Ownership of Its Wastewater

January 24th, 2014 | Related Press

A bid by San Antonio’s water utility to declare ownership of the sewage it treats and releases has sparked a regional tug-of-war — one that could become more common as Texas’ thirsty water users struggle to protect their supplies. Every year, the San Antonio Water […]

Filed in: Guadalupe Basin Water Management, Whooping Cranes

VICTORIA ADVOCATE

Editorial: One survey of whoopers isn’t look at complete picture

January 9th, 2014 | Related Press

The whooping cranes have been in the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge since November. The endangered birds will spend the winter and early spring months here before flying back to Canada in April. The Aransas flock is the last remaining natural migratory flock, and we are […]

Filed in: related news, Whooping Cranes

THE ARANSAS PROJECT

New Year Update

January 9th, 2014 | TAP Updates

The Aransas Project (TAP) team wanted to provide a New Year’s update on the Whooping Crane litigation, TAP v. Shaw, against the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). The following is a summary of the highlights from the past year. As most everyone knows, we […]

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

THE TEXAS TRIBUNE

Texas Rivers Tested By Drought, Population Growth

June 14th, 2013 | Related Press

As the Neches River flows south toward a string of oil refineries and manufacturing plants in Southeast Texas, it winds through an area so ecologically diverse that the National Park Service runs a preserve called Big Thicket along its banks. Despite recent spring rains, years […]

Filed in: Guadalupe Basin Water Management, related news, TAP Progress

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