Utahns should not have to rely on the federal government to defend their access to public lands

February 01, 2018 | By JEFF MCCOY

PLF filed a reply brief in support of our clients’ motion to intervene in a lawsuit challenging the reduction of the Bears Ears National Monument. … ...


The costs (and lack of benefits) of designating a national monument

January 11, 2018 | By JEFF MCCOY

PLF has joined with Utahns to defend the reduction in the Bears Ears Monument. … ...


Pacific Legal Foundation Applauds Administration’s Monument Review

August 24, 2017 | By JONATHAN WOOD

The Department of Interior and Secretary Zinke announced the conclusion of an extensive, public review of national monuments. … ...


Weekly litigation report — June 17, 2017

June 17, 2017 | By JAMES BURLING

Interior Secretary Zinke Recommends Bears Ears Reduction Indian River County School Board responds to public outcry, but continues to ignore First Amendment California Supreme Court protects private property Class Action action Florida family loses property rights’ case in Florida appellate court Telling truth to tort Supreme Court asks town ...


Interior Secretary Zinke recommends Bears Ears reduction

June 14, 2017 | By JEFF MCCOY

Ryan Zinke, the Secretary for the Department of the Interior, recommended a reduction in the size of the Bears Ears National Monument, consistent with comments PLF sent to the Secretary last month. … ...


Weekly litigation report — May 27, 2017

May 27, 2017 | By JAMES BURLING

PLF urges the Administration to reverse Antiquities Act abuses  We submitted comments to the Department of Interior regarding its review of the Bears Ears National Monument. The Monument, like several others made in the past twenty years, is not a small reservation of land to protect historic artifacts. Instead, it prevents multiple and productive ...


PLF urges the Administration to reverse Antiquities Act abuses

May 26, 2017 | By JEFF MCCOY

As readers of this blog are aware, many Presidents have abused their power under the Antiquities Act to prevent productive use on federal lands (and on the ocean). President Trump has ordered a review of several of these Monuments, and the Department of the Interior has solicited comments from the public. Yesterday, PLF submitted comments … ...


President Trump orders review of 21 years of Antiquities Act abuse

April 26, 2017 | By JONATHAN WOOD

This morning, President Trump issued an executive order requiring the Department of Interior to review 21 years of national monument designations. That review is long overdue. For decades, Presidents have treated the Antiquities Act as a blank check to shut down productive activity over vast areas, in the belief that doing so will establish their ...