Bryan Shaw

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2013

    Judge Finds State at Fault for Whooping Cranes' Deaths, But Abbott Seeks Stay

    In the mid-1940s, only 16 Whooping Cranes remained in the wild. Hunted for their cream-colored plumage, shot and killed for pure sport, the largest bird in North America stood all but extinct. Presaged by Passenger Pigeons and the Carolina Parakeet, it seemed that American frontiersmen would once mo ... More >>

  • News

    May 13, 2010

    Blowing Smoke

    Could Valero empty the coffers of Texas schools?

  • News

    December 17, 2009

    A Quiet Hell

    Thanks to lax enforcement by TCEQ, plants along the Houston Ship Channel launch tons of toxic gases into our air, and face little penalty even when they exceed pollution limits over and over again.