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NFIB Petition to Repeal 50 C.F.R. § 17.31

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Damien M. Schiff

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Currently a Senior Attorney at Pacific Legal Foundation, Damien joined PLF in 2005.  His practice has focused on federal and state environmental and land-use issues.  Damien was counsel of record … ›

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Jonathan Wood

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Jonathan Wood is an attorney at PLF’s DC Center, where he litigates environmental, property rights, and constitutional cases. He is passionate about finding constitutional, effective, and fair solutions to environmental … ›

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PLF and Washington Cattlemen’s Association call for repeal of illegal, counterproductive ESA regulation

This week, PLF submitted a petition, on behalf of the Washington Cattlemen’s Association, asking the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to repeal a regulation that illegally forbids the “take” of … ›

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Illegal Endangered Species Act Regulation Makes Washington Ranchers a Threatened Species

The Washington Cattlemen’s Association has joined PLF in a lawsuit to challenge the federal government’s regulation that imposes harsh Endangered Species Act restrictions for as many as 150 species that Congress did not intend to automatically be covered — including the Oregon spotted frog and the spotted owl, both species that have greatly impacted ranchers like Kelly Kreps of Kreps Ranch in White Salmon, Washington

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Washington Cattlemen and PLF Challenge ESA Overreach

PLF’s Harold Johnson interviews PLF attorney Jonathan Wood and Jack Field, executive vice president of the Washington Cattlemen’s Association about their petition to change an illegal regulation to the Endangered Species Act

In a petition filed with the US Department of Fish and Wildlife, the WCA and PLF demand repeal of a regulation that applies the “take” ban in a blanket way to all species classified as “threatened,” contrary to congressional intent and the statute’s text This regulation subjects ranchers and farmers in the Pacific Northwest — along with citizens from coast to coast — to the possibility of massive fines and even jail for land use activities that Congress

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