Victory in ESA case, and relief for Texas farmers

December 15, 2016 | By TONY FRANCOIS

For nine years PLF has been petitioning and suing the Fish and Wildlife Service to remove a small Texas bird from the endangered species list, based on the Service’s own internal recommendation to that effect. Today the Service finally announced its intent to delist the Black-capped Vireo under the Endangered Species Act. And while the ̷ ...


PLF sues feds over ESA petition in the Southwest

May 31, 2013 | By BRIAN HODGES

Today attorneys with Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF) filed a complaint against Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and other federal authorities because they failed to respond to PLF’s petition to reclassify five species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).  The lawsuit is yet another case in which the federal government did not comply with th ...


PLF petitions for reclassification of five southwestern species

July 18, 2012 | By BRIAN HODGES

PLF, along with several agricultural organizations based in Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas, recently filed this petition urging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to reclassify five species under the Endangered Species Act.  Specifically, we are asking the Service to “delist” the gypsum wild-buckwheat, a plant that is currently listed ...