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Texas Approved for Coastal Impact Assistance Grants

Article: Texas Approved for Coastal Impact Assistance Grants

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, January 13, 2009 (ENS) – Texas coastal protection and restoration projects in 18 shoreline counties will soon receive an infusion of cash from the federal government. Minerals Management Service Director Randall Luthi Monday signed the Texas Coastal Impact Assistance Program Plan, CIAP, making available more than $48 million through federal grants. This…

Galveston Bay Bird Sanctuary Protected From Erosion

Article: Galveston Bay Bird Sanctuary Protected From Erosion

GALVESTON, Texas, May 9, 2008 (ENS) – Three bird species of concern have been conserved by completion of an erosion-protection project on North Deer Island in West Galveston Bay. Project partners protected the densely populated bird nesting habitat by armoring 1.7 miles of shoreline, including the north side of the island adjacent to the Intracoastal…

Ship Pilot Charged in San Francisco Bay Oil Spill

Article: Ship Pilot Charged in San Francisco Bay Oil Spill

SAN FRANCISCO, California, March 18, 2008 (ENS) – The pilot of the container ship that collided with the San Francisco Bay Bridge last November resulting in a 58,000 gallon oil spill, was charged Monday with violating two federal laws, the Clean Water Act and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. According to the criminal charges filed…