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2016 Society of Wetland Scientists Annual Meeting in Corpus Christi, Texas this week

May 31, 2016

Whitenton Group is a proud sponsor for the 2016 Society of Wetland Scientists annual meeting in Corpus Christi this week. Come join the meeting for some education, updates, and fun.

Whitenton Group is sponsoring the SWS annual meeting in Corpus Christi

May 23, 2016

Whitenton Group is a proud sponsor of the annual Society of Wetland Scientists meeting in Corpus Christi, May 31 through June 4, 2016. http://swsannualmeeting.org/ Check out our Facebook page for other news. https://www.facebook.com/WhitentonGroup/

BLM Open Trench Monitor Training

November 6, 2014

Whitenton Group is trained and approved by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for Open Trench Wildlife Removal. The BLM training occurred in Artesia, New Mexico.

WAFWA and Lesser Prairie Chicken Conservation

July 11, 2014

Whitenton Group attended training for the Lesser Prairie Chicken Range-wide Conservation Plan with the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies. The training occurred in Garden City, Kansas on July 8 and 9, 2014. The Technical Service Provider certification will allow Whitenton Group to assist with mitigation efforts for the Lesser Prairie Chicken. You can… Continue Reading

Public Comment Period Extended for WOUS Proposed Rule

June 13, 2014

Public Comment Period Extended for WOUS Proposed Rule EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are extending the public comment period for the Waters of the U.S. proposed rule from July 21 until October 20, 2014, an additional 91 days. This extension is in response to numerous requests received by the agencies. The agencies… Continue Reading

Enhanced “How’s My Waterway?” App Released

April 23, 2014

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released an enhanced version of “How’s My Waterway,” an app and website to help people find information on the condition of thousands of lakes, rivers and streams across the United States from their smart phone, tablet or desktop computer. http://www.erosioncontrol.com/EC/articles/25381.aspx http://watersgeo.epa.gov/mywaterway/ http://watersgeo.epa.gov/mywaterway/kiosk/

EPA and Texas Work Together on First Joint Greenhouse Gas Permit in Texas

April 16, 2014

Thank you to Equistar Chemical and RPS Group for invloving Whitenton Group, Inc. in the project! Release Date: 04/16/2014 Contact Information: Joe Hubbard or Jennah Durant at 214-665-2200  or r6press@epa.gov DALLAS – (April 16, 2014) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a final greenhouse gas permit (GHG) to Equistar Chemicals, Corpus Christi, Texas…. Continue Reading

EPA and Army Corps of Engineers Clarify Protection for Nation’s Streams and Wetlands

April 9, 2014

EPA and Army Corps of Engineers Clarify Protection for Nation’s Streams and Wetlands: Agriculture’s Exemptions and Exclusions from Clean Water Act Expanded by Proposal Release Date: 03/25/2014 Contact Information: Julia Q. Ortiz, ortiz.julia@epa.gov, 202-564-1931 WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps) today jointly released a proposed… Continue Reading

USDA, EPA Partner to Improve Access To Clean Water, Improved Infrastructure in U.S.-Mexico Border Region

April 9, 2014

Release Date: 04/03/2014 Contact Information: Julia Q. Ortiz, ortiz.julia@epa.gov, 202-564-1931 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Environmental Protection Agency today announced a joint initiative to improve access to clean water and wastewater infrastructure for U.S. communities along the Mexico border. This initiative is part of USDA and EPA’s ongoing partnership to increase… Continue Reading

Forget North Dakota, Texas is #1 for oil

February 20, 2014

Advances in drilling technology are expected to help North Dakota hit the 1 million barrel per day mark at some point this year. But it’s Texas that still holds the leadership position in terms of oil production. Don’t mess with Texas. http://www.eaglefordflyer.com/news/forget-north-dakota-texas-no-1-oil/      

Scientists to Study Rim Fire Sites

January 14, 2014

In spite of catastrophic loss of life and property that wildfires bring, scientists acknowledge that they play a vital role in a wild ecosystem. And so, the debate over how to best deal with wildfire continues to rage; stoked by the aftermaths of large disasters such as the Rim Fire that burned for weeks and… Continue Reading

When It Rains, It Pours

January 14, 2014

When It Rains, It Pours: The Climate Link Between Extreme Precipitation and Drought By Allison Crimmins From the photos my Colorado friends posted this summer, I wasn’t surprised to learn that 2013 has been the wettest on record for Boulder. However, Boulder also experienced drought, the most destructive wildfire in Colorado’s recorded history, and a… Continue Reading

State considers taking control of wetland permit process

November 20, 2013

By ELWOOD BREHMER, ALASKA JOURNAL OF COMMERCE Published: 2013.11.14 12:04 PM A group of state agencies is evaluating what it would mean for the state to manage wetlands permitting for development projects. Wetlands permitting has largely been controlled by the Environmental Protection Agency under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act since it was passed… Continue Reading

Supreme Court Will Review Whether EPA Clean Air Act Permitting Authority Extends to Greenhouse Gases

November 20, 2013

Kyle Danish, Stephen Fotis, Avi Zevin October 23, 2013 INTRODUCTION On October 15, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear challenges to a determination by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) that, under the Clean Air Act, increases in emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) from new and modified major stationary sources… Continue Reading

TCEQ Approves Fines Totaling $357,317

November 20, 2013

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality today approved penalties totaling $300,942 against 21 regulated entities for violations of state environmental regulations. Read More http://www.tceq.texas.gov/news/releases/11-13Agenda11-6

California law to regulate fracking

October 14, 2013

California law to regulate fracking signed by governor Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, is the practice of injecting water, sand and chemicals underground to crack rock formations and free up oil and natural gas. The technology makes it possible for oil companies to unlock California’s vast Monterey Shale deposit, estimated to hold 15.4 billion barrels of… Continue Reading

West Texas Satellite Office

October 8, 2013

The Permian Basin in west Texas and southeastern New Mexico plays a critical role in the oil and gas industry. Because of it’s geographic location, population, and challenges to keep up with a growing economy, a shortage of services and housing exists in the Permian Basin. We understand the challenges of traveling long distances for… Continue Reading

Wetlands: An Introduction

September 13, 2013

Wetlands are part of the foundation of our nation’s water resources and are vital to the health of waterways and communities that are downstream. Wetlands feed downstream waters, trap floodwaters, recharge groundwater supplies, remove pollution, and provide fish and wildlife habitat. Wetlands are also economic drivers because of their key role in fishing, hunting, agriculture and recreation…. Continue Reading

Swimming in State Parks Great Way to Beat the Summer Heat

August 2, 2013

AUSTIN – With temperatures around the state hitting the 90’s and 100’s, Texans everywhere are looking for a way to keep cool. Parks around the state offer a variety of swimming options such as spring-fed rivers, lakes, and Gulf water to help the entire family stay cool and enjoy what Texas’ natural resources have to… Continue Reading

Whitenton Group Continues Providing Excellence in Permitting Assistance

July 30, 2013

WGI continues to be a leader providing consultation, surveying and permitting assistance for Biological Assessments, Essential Fish Habitat Assessments, and Cultural Resource Assessments for Greenhouse Gas PSD Permits. We have provided/are providing technical and permitting assistance for more than 20 projects in Texas and New Mexico. To date, WGI has completed or assisted with 5… Continue Reading

WGI & Bio-West Complete Oyster Cultch Placement Mitigation Project in Nueces Bay

July 30, 2013

A recent pipeline repair project required a Section 10 permit from the US Army Corps of Engineers. Mitigation was required for the proposed impacts. Oyster cultch (rock) was placed in the bay to provide substrate for oyster spat attachment/recruitment.

10th Year Anniversary Celebration May 11 & 12

May 2, 2012

Whitenton Group is very pleased to be celebrating our 10-year anniversary. We would like to invite all of you that have been a part of our success over the last 10 years to come enjoy the San Marcos River for an afternoon and an evening of eating/drinking/lounging/whatever. You and your staff, and/or your family…(well, only… Continue Reading

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