Polar bear saga continues … Part 2
Two weeks ago, we filed a petition in the D.C. Circuit Court asking the en banc court to rehear the panel decision that upheld the listing of the polar bear as a threatened species. That petition outlined three major errors in the panel’s decision: (1) that the Fish and Wildlife Service did not properly account for foreign conservation efforts; (2) that the Service did not explain how the polar bear satisfied the statutory definition for “threatened;” and, (3) that the Service used an improper standard in determining harm to the species. Yesterday, the court denied the rehearing request. This case will now be petitioned to the U.S. Supreme Court.
What to read next
Originally published by Investor Business Daily October 12, 2018. Regulatory reform is a hot topic nowadays, and no wonder. The size and expense of the federal administrative state are staggering. … ›
Yesterday, PLF submitted the latest in a series of public comment letters regarding amendments to the Local Coastal Program in Marin County, CA. Local governments situated on California’s coast may prepare … ›