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February 07, 2017

PLF takes first move in effort to delist the Preble's meadow jumping mouse

Late last week, PLF gave notice to the pertinent Colorado and Wyoming wildlife agencies of our intent, on behalf of a broad coalition of property rights and sound science advocates, to petition the United States Fish and Wildlife Service to delist the Preble’s meadow jumping mouse from the Endangered Species Act. The mouse’s tenure on ...

January 24, 2013

Beetle delisting comment period extended

Last year, a Pacific Legal Foundation lawsuit led to a long overdue proposal from the Fish and Wildlife Service to delist the Valley elderberry longhorn beetle from the Endangered Species Act.  Yesterday, the Service announced that it was extending the comment period on the proposed delisting for 30 days.  Also, the Service noted that the ...

October 01, 2012

Service proposes to delist Valley elderberry longhorn beetle

In a long overdue and welcome development, the US Fish and Wildlife Service has finally proposed to delist the beetle from the Endangered Species Act.  This finding is a direct result of the lawsuit that PLF filed on behalf of landowners, farm bureaus, and flood districts in the Sacramento Valley who have been burdened for ...

August 16, 2012

Killer whale point-counterpoint

Perhaps not surprisingly, PLF’s petition to delist a population of killer whale from the Endangered Species Act has garnered a lot of attention, not all of it positive.  Understandably, reasonable people can differ about various aspects of environmental regulation, but the defect in much of the criticism of the PLF’s delisting petition ...

August 02, 2012

Free Willie from the Endangered Species Act

Today, Pacific Legal Foundation attorneys petitioned the federal government to delist the killer whale from the Endangered Species Act.  The petition was submitted on behalf of the Center for Environmental Science, Accuracy & Reliability—a nonprofit group whose primary mission is to bring scientific rigor to environmental regulation deci ...

January 20, 2011

Endangered species delistings/downlistings!

Author: Reed Hopper A few years ago, Pacific Legal Foundation filed suit to compel the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to conduct mandatory 5-year status reviews for more than 100 threatened or endangered species in the State of California.  It was the largest lawsuit of its kind in the history of the Endangered Species Act ...

November 23, 2010

The wolf saga continues

Author:  Damien M. Schiff Last week, Judge Alan Johnson of the District of Wyoming ruled that the Service acted illegally when it refused to delist the Wyoming gray wolf subpopulation from the Endangered Species Act.  The court held that the Service's rationale—the state's wolf management program was inadequate to protect ...

September 16, 2010

The wolf saga continues

Author:  Damien M. Schiff This week, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service announced positive "90-day" findings on four petitions to delist the Western Great Lakes distinct population segment (DPS) of the gray wolf from the Endangered Species Act (ESA) (the DPS covers territory in Minnesota, Michigan, and Wisconsin). ...

August 12, 2010

Will the gray wolf be delisted legislatively?

Author:  Damien M. Schiff Last week, the Northern Rockies population of gray wolf was put back on the Endangered Species Act list of protected wildlife.  In response, Representatives from Texas and Montana will introduce H.R. 6028, a bill which would forbid the listing of the gray wolf.  As Montana Representative Denny Rehberg exp ...

May 14, 2010

The Commerce Clause fight: a new battleground

Author:  Damien M. Schiff This week, Pacific Legal Foundation filed comments on the United States Fish and Wildlife Service's status review for the Sacramento splittail (a small fish) under the Endangered Species Act.  The Service has initiated the status review to determine whether the splittail, which was listed in 1999, and delis ...

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