A delisting roll?

November 07, 2013 | By DAMIEN SCHIFF

Yesterday, we noted that, thanks to a PLF petition, the Fish & Wildlife Service has proposed to delist the Inyo California towhee, a small desert-dwelling bird.  In further delisting news, the National Marine Fisheries Service has delisted the North Pacific gray whale, the first time the agency has delisted a recovered species since 1994.  Al ...


Service proposes to delist California bird as a result of PLF litigation

November 06, 2013 | By BRIAN HODGES

On Monday, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed to remove the Inyo California towhee from the federal endangered species list.  The towhee—a small desert bird—will soon have the distinction of being numbered among the few species that have been delisted since the ESA was enacted 40 years ago. The towhee decision highlights the difficult ...


PLF sues feds for failing to follow through on ESA petition

April 24, 2013 | By BRIAN HODGES

Attorneys with Pacific Legal Foundation filed a lawsuit today against Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and other federal authorities, alleging that they violated the Endangered Species Act (ESA) by failing to respond to PLF’s petition to reclassify six ESA-listed species.  PLF and agriculture groups in California and Oregon submitted the peti ...