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January 19, 2019

Weekly litigation report — January 19, 2019

Oral argument held again in Knick at the Supreme Court On January 16, the Supreme Court heard reargument in Knick v. Scott Township, the case where Rose Knick sued her town after it declared the public could trespass on her property in order to search for some old stones, claimed to be colonial-era graves. Knick ...

August 05, 2017

Weekly litigation update — August 5, 2017

  Farmer explains excessiveness of seeking 2.8 million dollar fine for planting wheat PLF asks court to dismiss lawsuit challenging use of Congressional Review Act Amicus brief in support of Maine property owners trying to conserve seaweed Sea otter dispute enters its final chapter Government agency really wants to propound oppressive disc ...

May 06, 2017

Weekly litigation update — May 6, 2017

Intervention filed in Congressional Review Act case As has been widely reported elsewhere, Congress and the Administration have dusted off the Congressional Review Act and have set about rescinding a series of Obama-era regulations. You can read more about that on our CRA-themed website, RedTapeRollback.com. Much credit for this recent effort goes ...

November 25, 2016

Environmental extremists dismiss property rights

Over on the Huffington Post, Noah Greenwald of the Center for Biological Diversity launches an over-the-top broadside against several people involved in the incoming President’s administration. The part that is most illuminating about how some extremists think is this missive directed at the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s Myron Ebel ...

February 15, 2016

The Center for Biological Diversity goes batty

The Center for Biological Diversity is threatening to sue the Fish & Wildlife Service for not imposing ruinous and unnecessary restrictions on private property owners throughout 37 states to protect the Northern long-eared bat. It contends that heavy-handed “take” regulations should be imposed despite the fact that the species is th ...

February 03, 2015

The forgotten victims of species protection

Well-doers often forget the costs that the Endangered Species Act imposes on others. The listing of an animal as threatened or endangered saddles people within its range with some heavy burdens. Property owners may lose control over portions of their own property, which they must leave untouched as conservation easements. Farmers risk severe ...

January 22, 2013

Is radical environmentalism misanthropic?

My colleague Damien Schiff recently posted on the question of whether, and the degree to which, the environmental movement has migrated from an anthropocentric to a non-anthropocentric framework. Today I offer the view that there is a strain of contemporary environmental activism that is clearly misanthropic.  Such activists consider humanity to b ...

April 17, 2012

California spends nearly a quarter million to move a grocery store shrub

Stop me if you heard this one before.   How did the shrub cross the road?  By calling CalTrans, US Fish & Wildlife, California Department of Fish & Game, the Wild Equity Institute, the Center for Bilogical Diversity, the California Native Plant Society, and spending $205,000 tax dollars. When the Endangered Species Act meets big governm ...

April 12, 2012

The salamander lawsuits continue

The Center for Biological Diversity announced this week that it has sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for failing to produce recovery plans for three populations of California tiger salamanders protected under the Endangered Species Act.  I haven’t seen the complaint, but I’m curious as to CBD’s legal theory.  Although the ...

March 29, 2012

A very litigious pygmy owl

Last week, the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) announced that it has provided notice to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service of its intent to sue the agency over its decision not to list the cactus ferruginous pygmy owl as an endangered species.  The threatened lawsuit is just the latest in a long series ...