PLF asks SCOTUS to weigh in on Delta smelt water cutbacks

October 01, 2014 | By DAMIEN SCHIFF

Today, PLF attorneys submitted to the United States Supreme Court a petition for certiorari, asking the high court to review the Ninth Circuit’s decision upholding the legality of the San Joaquin Valley/Southern California water cutbacks imposed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service on account of the Delta smelt, a small fish protected under th ...


What's the cause of California's drought?

February 20, 2014 | By DAMIEN SCHIFF

This week Governor Brown announced a drought relief package of $680 million for California farmers, farm workers, and others who have been or will be hurt by the current historic drought.  Just last week, the Washington Times published an oped by me and former Interior Department official Julie MacDonald, in which we explain that much … ...