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February 01, 2018

Utahns should not have to rely on the federal government to defend their access to public lands

PLF filed a reply brief in support of our clients' motion to intervene in a lawsuit challenging the reduction of the Bears Ears National Monument. ...

February 21, 2012

Reflecting on 20 years of PLF in the Pacific Northwest

This year marks the 20th anniversary of PLF's Northwest Regional Center.  This is definitely a moment to celebrate, and we intend to do so.  But more than that, this is a time to reflect on two decades of PLF's efforts in the Pacific Northwest. PLF opened its Northwest office in 1992.  Sir Mix-A-Lot was topping ...

December 23, 2011

KAPO’s cert petition is catching attention

Earlier this year, PLF filed a petition for a writ certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court in the case, Kitsap Alliance for Property Owners v. Central Puget Sound Growth Management Hearings Board.  The petition asks the Court to review a Washington appellate decision holding that a county can force landowners to dedicate large tracts of private ...

December 22, 2011

Capital Press prints PLF op-ed

Today Capital Press printed my op-ed on Georgia-Pacific West, Inc. v. Northwest Environmental Defense Center, the “forest road runoff” case we have been chronicling here. ...

December 13, 2011

The unassailable Endangered Species Act

Last Tuesday I had the honor of testifying before the House Committee on Natural Resources in Washington, D.C.  The title of the hearing was “The Endangered Species Act: How Litigation is Costing Jobs and Impeding True Recovery Efforts.”  My testimony addressed how the ESA is structured in such a way that it encourages environmental g ...

May 03, 2010

"Cape Wind farm suers line up"

Author: Brandon Middleton No surprise here, just another alternative energy project that has finally been approved, but will still be subject to exhaustive litigation.  More here. ...

April 12, 2010

Another wind energy project: so close, yet so far away

Author: Brandon Middleton An apparent green light for an East Coast wind energy project: Constellation Energy has finalized its acquisition of a Garrett County wind project, closing a deal for the $140 million, 70-megawatt Criterion wind farm with California-based Clipper Windpower Inc. The project, now under construction, is scheduled to go online ...