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August 24, 2017

Pacific Legal Foundation Applauds Administration’s Monument Review

The Department of Interior and Secretary Zinke announced the conclusion of an extensive, public review of national monuments. ...

October 25, 2013

Ninth circuit should re-examine flawed ESA precedent in re-hearing drakes bay appeal

This morning PLF, joined by the California Cattlemen’s Association and the Building Industry Association of the Bay Area, filed an amicus brief in support of Drakes Bay Oyster Company’s petition for rehearing en banc of the Court’s September decision in their case. That opinion upheld the trial court’s denial of an injunctio ...

September 13, 2013

Ninth Circuit fails to protect Drakes Bay Oyster Company from government abuse

Liberty Blog readers will be familiar with the ongoing courtroom battle between Drakes Bay Oyster Company and the Department of the Interior, over whether the oyster farm can remain in business at its historic location within Point Reyes National Seashore.  The Interior Secretary denied the company a permit renewal last November, after which the f ...

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, ...

November 17, 2009

Secretary Salazar's shameful ignorance of the Endangered Species Act

Author: Brandon Middleton Via Aquafornia, we learn of a recent statement by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar concerning new California water legislation and the forthcoming National Academy of Sciences reviews of the delta smelt and salmon biological opinions. Secretary Salazar's statement begins as follows: Today, Governor Schwarzenegger is sign ...