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PLF and NFIB stand up to U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service on Courting Liberty


Federal regulators are imposing regulations under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) that are contrary to the will of Congress and the strict letter of the law. Our Courting Liberty podcast details a new PLF petition that takes the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to task for a regulation that unlawfully extends the ESA’s broad “take” prohibition to all threatened species, contrary to clear congressional intent, the statute’s express language, and common sense.

As a consequence, ordinary citizens and small businesses face massive potential fines and jail time for activities that Congress deemed legal. Join host Harold Johnson and PLF Staff Attorney Jonathan Wood for this podcast that describes a petition that seeks repeal of a regulation that, for 40 years, has been illegally applying the ESA’s take prohibition to threatened species. PLF’s petition was filed on behalf of the National Federal of Independent Businesses (NFIB).

We invite you to listen weekly and subscribe to PLF’s Courting Liberty podcast. The show features a weekly look at development in our high-profile cases, interviews with PLF attorneys and clients, in-depth analysis with policy experts, our “Ask a Lawyer” segment, and everything else PLF.

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