Residents were still not able to return to their homes and property in DeWitt County on Thursday, almost a week after a blowout occurred at one of Devon Energy’s oil wells near Yorktown.
EDNA – Two cattle ranchers volunteered to represent more than 15 Jackson County residents on Tuesday during a pre-conference hearing for a contested case involving Ekstrom Aquaculture’s red drum fish farm along Carancahua Bay.
Residents among the marshes, oyster reefs, islands and beaches of Matagorda Bay live in what is considered to be an idealized estuary, along with copious charismatic species.
The Coleto Creek Power Plant in Goliad was among 16 coal plants in Texas that contaminated nearby groundwater with pollutants linked to coal ash at levels that would be unsafe for human consumption, according to a report released by the Environmental Integrity Project.
SEADRIFT – Texas Game Wardens scanned a nippy Lavaca Bay on Friday morning for oyster boats they had yet to check.
At least 10 DeWitt County residents were evacuated after a Devon Energy oil drilling site near Yorktown malfunctioned Friday morning.
An adhesive company’s plan to build a 9,000-acre shipyard on Matagorda Bay near Port O’Connor came as news to Calhoun County Judge Richard Meyer.
Last year, 504 whooping cranes wintered at the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge and the surrounding area. according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s latest survey released Wednesday.
AUSTWELL – Until recently, if you wanted to watch fiddler crabs skitter across the tidal flats at the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, you’d have to be OK with getting down in the mud with them.
On any day, a walk along the Guadalupe River should be greeted with nothing more than a natural and peaceful view. But instead, the scene is often littered with piles of illegally dumped trash.
GOOSE ISLAND STATE PARK – A retired Rockport couple got down on their hands and knees to pull up as much Guinea grass swaying in the coastal breeze as they could.
EDNA – About 150 neighbors of a fish farm are protesting its request to drill groundwater wells because they think it could either tamper with, or worse, drain their most precious resource.
An environmental advocacy group recently praised Sen. Lois Kolkhorst’s effort to fully fund state parks but said she and her counterpart in the Texas House could still be doing more to keep their constituents’ air and water clean.
A federal judge described Formosa as a “serial offender” when he ruled this week that the company had violated the Clean Water Act by discharging plastic pellets and PVC powder into Lavaca Bay and Cox Creek.
The Guadalupe River is flowing faster in the Crossroads because officials were releasing water from one lake upstream at the same time equipment failed on another.
When the floodwaters drained from Riverside Park in the days after Hurricane Harvey, lots of soil went with them, taking large chunks from the bank of the Guadalupe River.
A federal judge Wednesday heard about how effective Formosa Plastics Corp. is at catching and cleaning up pellets and powder at and around its plant in Calhoun County.
Standing before the judge, the activists’ attorney held a bagful of plastic pellets for the courtroom to see.
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