A barge mooring facility in a state scientific area.
In violation of their own rules, a popular and ecologically sensitive recreation area has been leased to a private entity by the General Land Office of Texas and permitted by the US Army Corps of Engineers without public comment, environmental study or disaster planning.
We need to tell them that we do not want a massive chemical storage area in the middle of Lydia Ann Channel and that this has to stop.
No Public Comment
No scientific studies to assess potential impacts
Displacement of public use from historical recreation area
Located within the Redfish Bay State Scientific Area
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The Lydia Ann Channel received coverage from both the Texas Observer and Texas Standard this month.
The following documents detail the legal action taken by FLAC to protect the Lydia Ann Channel.
Great News ! Corp of Engineers suspends Lydia Ann Moorings, LLC’s letter of permission permit.
FLAC has filed a federal lawsuit against several officials of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in their official capacities for violations of several federal laws including the Endangered Species Act.
The Friends of Lydia Ann Channel Send 60-Day Notice of Intent to Bring a Citizen Suit Under the Endangered Species Act to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Resulting from serious substantive and procedural defects in their authorization of the construction and operation of a commercial industrial barge fleeting, storage, and service facility owned and operated by Lydia Ann Channel Moorings.
A group of concerned citizens with broad public support, including more than 1,700 folks who signed the petition, have officially formed Friends of Lydia Ann Channel (FLAC).
The Aransas County Navigation District has decided to lease 100 acres of submerged land along the west side of Lydia Ann Channel to the same firm that has moored dozens of barges on the channel’s east side. The new lease area stretches from a point just south of the Lydia Ann Lighthouse to the point[…]
A citizens’ group has put together a petition in an effort to oust dozens of barges from where they’re being docked in the Lydia Ann Channel. The petition says government agencies erred in granting permission for the barges to dock there and that the vessels pose environmental and safety hazards and will displace recreational boaters.[…]
In 2012, folks began complaining to Texas Parks & Wildlife and other agencies about loaded barges awaiting access to the port and inner harbor that were beached along the backside of San Jose Island damaging seagrass and promoting erosion. They implored officials to do their job as protectors of our natural resources. Read the full[…]