Setting the killer whale record straight, part II

December 07, 2012 | By DAMIEN SCHIFF

Earlier this week, Miyoko Sakashita of the Center for Biological Diversity, writing on the Huffington Post, criticized Pacific Legal Foundation’s effort to delist the Southern Resident population of killer whale from the Endangered Species Act.  Of course, this is not CBD’s first criticism of our delisting petition.  But, as you� ...


Under threat of lawsuit U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agrees to reassess listing of wood stork

September 21, 2010 | By PACIFIC LEGAL FOUNDATION

Author:  Reed Hopper Under the ESA, the Service is required to review the status of listed species every five years to determine if less or more protections are required.  Unfortunately, this is a task the Service rarely performs, except under duress.  Pacific Legal Foundation has had to compel these 5-year status reviews for lite ...


Delta Smelt Warrants Uplisting to Endangered


Author: Reed Hopper In the midst of controversy and ongoing litigation, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced recently that the delta smelt warrants listing as endangered rather than threatened, but the listing change would not take place anytime soon. According to the Service, "based on accumulated scientific data, the delta smelt warr ...