Listen to PLF client John Duarte on today's Ray Appleton radio show

February 11, 2014 | By TONY FRANCOIS

PLF client John Duarte is scheduled to appear on the radio later this morning with host Ray Appleton on Fresno’s KMJ 580 AM, between 11am and 2pm, and among other topics he will be talking about PLF’s case on his behalf against the US Army Corps of Engineers and yesterday’s hearing (spoiler: the hearing went … ...


President's weekly report — September 4, 2015

September 04, 2015 | By ROB RIVETT

Endangered Species Act:  Delist the Kangaroo Rat The federal government’s intransigence when it comes to delisting recovering species reveals both the government’s disregard for the rule of law and the underlying real goal of so much environmental legislation: to restrict development and impede human endeavor.  Representing the Rivers ...


Paul Ryan cites PLF cases in WOTUS op-ed

January 13, 2016 | By MARK MILLER

Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House and Congressman from Wisconsin, wrote a timely piece for today’s Omaha World Herald criticizing the EPA’s new waters of the United States (WOTUS) definition. Ryan aptly sets out that the new rule is about power, and nothing less: The Obama administration’s sweeping new rule, dubbed Waters of the ...


Did PLF clients influence Trump executive order? Hopefully.

June 01, 2017 | By JEFF MCCOY

For years, Pacific Legal Foundation has been helping to protect individuals from the irrational and abusive expansion of the Clean Water Act (CWA). In far too many cases, the government has claimed violation of the CWA when individuals use their own land in a way that does not pollute federal waterways. Often, the government has … ...


PLF asks Ninth Circuit to delay Duarte Nursery trial

July 10, 2017 | By JEFF MCCOY

Late last Friday, PLF, on behalf of clients John Duarte and Duarte Nursery, filed a Petition in the Ninth Circuit requesting that it stay the upcoming trial in the Duarte Nursery case. As we have previously reported, Mr. Duarte and Duarte Nursery are facing millions of dollars in fines based on the government’s contention that … ...