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January 19, 2018

Supreme Court should grant cert in timber sale appeal

PLF has filed an amicus brief in support of Scott Timber and the Union, and urged the Supreme Court to take up this case. ...

September 26, 2016

Should unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats have free rein to regulate whatever they please?

PLF argues “no,” in an amicus brief supporting four states, industry groups, and an Indian tribe in their challenge to the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) unlawful fracking regulation. It purports to regulate all fracking on federal lands based on the potential impacts of fracking to underground drinking water sources, despite t ...

November 11, 2013

PLF levels the field against frivolous federal litigation positions

Recently, the House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation held an interesting hearing on "Threats, Intimidation and Bullying by Federal Land Management Agencies."  The witnesses, most of them cattle ranchers from Western states, poignantly summarized the legal and regulatory haras ...

December 19, 2011

Fed agencies raid people "like they're Scarface"

The Wall Street Journal with a nice look at federal agencies and over-criminalization.  Unfortunately the article appears to be behind a paywall. ...

October 21, 2010

Federal land swaps dealt another blow

Author:  Damien M. Schiff Federal law authorizes agencies to exchange federal lands for private lands.  These land exchanges are often very advantageous to both sides:  the feds get property that they need for environmental or other public purposes, and private industry gets land that they need for business.  Unfortunately, ...