PLF threatens lawsuit over feds’ failure to revise outdated golden parakeet regulations

April 12, 2017 | By CHRISTINA MARTIN

Once again, federal officials have missed a legal deadline required by the Endangered Species Act. PLF just warned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that unless it acts within 60 days on the American Federation of Aviculture’s petition to delist the golden parakeet, we will sue to force action. The federal government’s failure to act ...


PLF Victory : Fish and Wildlife Service announces it will downlist wood stork

June 26, 2014 | By CHRISTINA MARTIN

Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service finally announced it is downlisting the wood stork from endangered to threatened status. This comes after years of arm-twisting by PLF and its client, the Florida Homebuilders Association, to get the Fish and Wildlife Service to abide by its statutory duty to review species on the endangered and … ...


Service proposes to delist California bird as a result of PLF litigation

November 06, 2013 | By BRIAN HODGES

On Monday, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed to remove the Inyo California towhee from the federal endangered species list.  The towhee—a small desert bird—will soon have the distinction of being numbered among the few species that have been delisted since the ESA was enacted 40 years ago. The towhee decision highlights the difficult ...


PLF holds wildlife agency accountable


Author: Reed Hopper In 2005, Pacific Legal Foundation sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for failing to conduct mandatory 5-year status reviews for approximately 100 California species listed as "threatened" or "endangered" under the Endangered Species Act. The purpose of these reviews is to determine if a species’ st ...