PLF effort pays off in announced removal of ESA protections for Modoc Sucker

December 14, 2015 | By TONY FRANCOIS

On December 7, 2015, with much self-congratulatory horn-tooting, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced it would issuing a final rule removing the Modoc sucker from the list of threatened and endangered species under the Endangered Species Act. The Service’s press release describes the action as a success for the Service’s program ...


Prodded by PLF lawsuit, feds finally propose delisting Modoc Sucker

February 12, 2014 | By TONY FRANCOIS

Today the Klamath Falls office of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service announced that is proposing to remove the tiny Modoc sucker from the list of endangered species, touting the delisting as a successful recovery of imperiled wildlife under the Endangered Species Act.  A self-congratulatory press release implies that the Service arrived a ...


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 ...