PLF and Washington Cattlemen’s Association call for repeal of illegal, counterproductive ESA regulation

August 05, 2016 | By JONATHAN WOOD

This week, PLF submitted a petition, on behalf of the Washington Cattlemen’s Association, asking the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to repeal a regulation that illegally forbids the “take” of all species listed as “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act. This regulation has a huge impact on property owners in Was ...


The erosion of traditional fair play

December 01, 2014 | By ETHAN BLEVINS

Charlie Brown always fell for Lucy’s trick of whipping the football away just as he approached for a kick. One Thanksgiving, Charlie Brown hesitated, but Lucy insisted that football was a Thanksgiving tradition. As Charlie Brown lay on his back after being duped again, Lucy smiled down and said, “Isn’t it peculiar, Charlie Bro ...


Seattle’s wheel of irony

June 26, 2012 | By BRIAN HODGES

Seattle’s newest waterfront attraction, the so-called “Great Wheel,” is a sadly ironic reminder of how truly messed up our priorities are in the Pacific Northwest.  At the same time that we are glorying at the Great Wheel, local governments across the state are adopting shoreline regulations declaring waterfront homes “non ...


Twenty years of landmark victories in the Pacific Northwest


Bellevue, Washington; June 4, 2012: This month marks the kickoff of the 20th anniversary celebrations for Pacific Legal Foundation’s first regional office — its Pacific Northwest (PNW) Center, headquartered in Bellevue, Washington. The founding of the PNW Center in 1992 was a major milestone in PLF’s history, giving added momentum to ...