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Month: September 2008

September 29, 2008

Gray wolf delisting overturned

Judge Friedman of the District of Columbia District Court today vacated the Service's 2007 rule designating the Western Great Lakes distinct population segment of wolves and delisting the same.  The court held that the ESA is ambiguous as to whether the Service has the power to reconstitute an existing listed species as several DPSs, and ...

September 29, 2008

What else is PLF up to?

by Timothy Sandefur Blogging at PLF on Eminent Domain has been a little slow lately, because we've been so busy with some of our cases. Here's a recent story about one of the cases we're running through our Economic Liberty Project, designed to protect the right to earn a living against unfair interference by the ...

September 01, 2008

Rehearing denied in National Wildlife Federation

Last week the Ninth Circuit denied the State of Idaho's second petition for rehearing in National Wildlife Federation v. National Marine Fisheries Service.  The case involves the long-running litigation over federal hydropower projects in the Columbia River Basin.  The plaintiff-appellees have contended that the projects jeopardize ...

September 01, 2008

New Polar Bear Lawsuit

Last week, the American Petroleum Institute and allied organizations filed suit in federal court in DC challenging a small portion of the Fish & Wildlife Service's Section 4(d) rule for the polar bear (issued the same day as the threatened listing).  Under Section 4(d) of the ESA, 16 U.S.C. s. 1533(d), the Service is authorized ...