PLF sues feds for failing to follow through on ESA petition

April 24, 2013 | By BRIAN HODGES

Attorneys with Pacific Legal Foundation filed a lawsuit today against Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and other federal authorities, alleging that they violated the Endangered Species Act (ESA) by failing to respond to PLF’s petition to reclassify six ESA-listed species.  PLF and agriculture groups in California and Oregon submitted the peti ...


PLF prompts Fish and Wildlife Service to downlist arroyo toad

March 26, 2014 | By TONY FRANCOIS

Tomorrow the United States Fish and Wildlife Service will announce that it intends to reclassify the Arroyo Toad from endangered down to threatened, since the factors that originally led to listing this amphibian under the Endangered Species Act have abated to the degree that it is no longer in danger of extinction.  Similar to recent … ...


President's weekly report — March 28, 2014

March 28, 2014 | By ROB RIVETT

Endangered Species Act — Saving Lolita  PLF filed this comment letter on the attempt by some radical greens to exploit Lolita, or at least to evict this Killer Whale from Miami’s Seaquarium , where she has been thriving for thirty years.  Her release into the wild could wellmean that her survival would be in doubt.  As our blog & ...