PLF files challenge to bureaucrats' decision to ignore the law

April 30, 2014 | By CHRISTINA MARTIN

Today, PLF filed a lawsuit on behalf of Save Crystal River, Inc., against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services (FWS) for ignoring a petition to downlist the recovering West Indian manatee. The Service has already acknowledged that the species has recovered to the point that it isn’t endangered–a 2007 scientific review recommended the dow ...


Spurring the Fish and Wildlife Service into action

September 10, 2013 | By BRIAN HODGES

Good news for fans of smarter environmental regulation: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service determined this week that delisting or downlisting five southwestern plant and animal species from the endangered species list may be warranted, as a result of a petition from PLF.  In fact, the Service has been recommending reclassification of those species ...