Adverse decision in California gray wolf listing challenge

January 29, 2019 | By DAMIEN SCHIFF

Yesterday we received an adverse decision from the San Diego Superior Court in California Cattlemen’s Association v. California Fish & Game Commission, our challenge to the Commission’s decision to list the gray wolf under the California Endangered Species Act. Our lawsuit raised three arguments against the listing, which the Depar ...


New brief : PLF challenges gray wolf ‘endangered’ listing in California

December 18, 2018 | By DAMIEN SCHIFF

A single sighting of a wolf that had crossed over into California from Oregon—that’s all it took for Golden State bureaucrats to declare the gray wolf as a protected species under the state’s Endangered Species Act (ESA). That ill-fated decision has significant implications for farmers, ranchers and other property owners in California ...


Opening brief filed in gray wolf listing challenge

August 06, 2018 | By DAMIEN SCHIFF

Today we filed our opening brief in our challenge, on behalf of the California Cattlemen’s Association and the California Farm Bureau Federation, to the listing of the gray wolf under the California Endangered Species Act. We make three basic arguments. First, the listing violates the Act’s limitation to native flora and fauna, because ...


Weekly litigation report – February 3, 2017

February 03, 2017 | By DEBORAH LA FETRA

PLF asks Supreme Court to review challenge to California mining ban PLF challenges California gray wolf listing Supreme Court sets oral argument in Murr More Supreme Court arguments set for the March calendar PLF asks Supreme Court to review challenge to California mining ban PLF petitioned the nation’s highest court to hear Brandon Rinehart& ...


Challenge to California’s gray wolf listing

January 31, 2017 | By DAMIEN SCHIFF

We commenced our challenge to the California Fish and Game Commission’s listing of the gray wolf under the state’s Endangered Species Act. … ...


Gray wolf protections spell trouble for ranchers

January 05, 2016 | By DAMIEN SCHIFF

Last month’s decision by the California Fish & Game Commission to protect the gray wolf under the California Endangered Species Act raises significant legal and policy questions. … ...


California ranchers concerned about the gray wolf

December 30, 2015 | By DAMIEN SCHIFF

Last week, The Sacramento Bee reported on the concerns of ranchers in Northern California’s Siskiyou County about how to deal with the influx of the gray wolf into the state … ...


Science or politics? Scientists dispute whether Great Lakes' wolves should be delisted

November 25, 2015 | By JONATHAN WOOD

Last week, 26 scientists submitted a letter to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service arguing that Gray wolves in the Great Lakes region are no longer endangered under the Endangered Species Act. This week, 29 other scientists published an open letter opposing any change to the species’ status. Ordinarily, a dispute between scientists like this ...


Take shouldn't be a strict liability offense

October 01, 2015 | By JONATHAN WOOD

PLF has filed a motion to intervene on behalf of the New Mexico Cattle Growers’ Association, New Mexico Federal Lands Council, and the New Mexico Farm and Livestock Bureau in a case that threatens to radically expand criminal liability under the Endangered Species Act. If the case is successful, we’ll all need to quickly become … ...