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Preble’s jumping mouse lawsuit notice given

July 23, 2018 | By DAMIEN SCHIFF

Today, PLF provided notice to the Secretary of Interior and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service of its intent to bring suit to challenge the Service’s denial of the petition to delist the Preble’s meadow jumping mouse. The petition, which PLF submitted on behalf of a broad coalition of Colorado and Wyoming property owners and … ...

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Preble’s delisting petition denied

April 18, 2018 | By DAMIEN SCHIFF

Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service published its denial of PLF’s petition to delist the Preble’s meadow jumping mouse from the Endangered Species Act. The short finding makes two basic arguments, one procedural and one substantive. As to procedure, the petition denial observes that the genetic study PLF relied on in the petition& ...

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PLF sues again over feds stalling on Endangered Species Act petition

November 24, 2015 | By CHRIS KIESER

The Endangered Species Act allows interested persons to petition the Fish & Wildlife Service to delist or downlist species based upon relevant evidence. It also requires the Service to respond to such petitions in a timely manner. The Service is first obligated to issue an initial finding on each petition within 90 days of receipt, … ...

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Progress on the beetle's delisting

October 04, 2012 | By DAMIEN SCHIFF

We’ve had good coverage this week on the Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision to propose for delisting the Valley elderberry longhorn beetle, as a direct result of two successful lawsuits that PLF filed on behalf of injured landowners and local government agencies.  You can read more about it the Sacramento Bee, the Sacramento Business ...

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Gnatcatchers everywhere anxiously await

March 10, 2011 | By PACIFIC LEGAL FOUNDATION

Author:  Damien M. Schiff Last week, Pacific Legal Foundation sent formal notice to the United States Fish & Wildlife Service of its intent to sue over the agency's failure to respond in a timely fashion to PLF's petition to delist the California gnatcatcher from the Endangered Species Act.  PLF submitted its petition ...

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Victory in the kangaroo rat case

May 10, 2010 | By PACIFIC LEGAL FOUNDATION

Author:  Damien M. Schiff The Stephens Kangaroo Rat may be coming off the list of protected species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).  Last week, the United States District Court for the Central District of California accepted a proposed settlement between the Riverside County Farm Bureau, represented by Pacific Legal Foundation a ...

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Wisconsin says, "The wolf is recovered"

April 29, 2010 | By PACIFIC LEGAL FOUNDATION

Author:  Damien M. Schiff Earlier this week, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources announced that it was filing a petition to delist the Wisconsin subpopulation of the Western Great Lakes distinct population segment (DPS) of gray wolf from the protections of the Endangered Species Act (ESA).  The petition argues that the w ...

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The California gnatcatcher is not a valid subspecies

April 15, 2010 | By PACIFIC LEGAL FOUNDATION

Author:  Damien M. Schiff On Tuesday, we announced the filing of a petition with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service to delist the California gnatcatcher from the Endangered Species Act. In this post, I’d like to go into a little detail as to why the gnatcatcher should not be a listed subspecies. In 1993, … ...

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PLF petitions for removal of California gnatcatcher from federal ESA list

April 13, 2010 | By PACIFIC LEGAL FOUNDATION

PLF today filed papers with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, petitioning for the removal of the California gnatcatcher from the federal Endangered Species Act list. The gnatcatcher’s listing as "threatened" on the ESA list has led to severe restrictions on land use across hundreds of thousands of acres in Southern Califo ...