Ruling on Water Policy Could Be Felt Across the State
by MOSE BUCHELE
Mar 13, 2013 | 583 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print


ALL PHOTOS BY DONALD AUDERER.



Whooping Cranes return to Aransas for Winter 2009.



The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is tasked with safeguarding the state’s natural resources, but this week a federal judge found the Agency responsible for the deaths of 23 rare whooping cranes.



The TCEQ’s management of water flows into the Guadalupe River lead to the deaths by not allowing enough freshwater into the river, raising its levels of salinity, according to U.S. District Judge Janis Graham Jack.

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