A federal judge has ordered Lydia Ann Channel Moorings to cease operations of its barge mooring facility in the Lydia Ann Channel.
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.
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[…]