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February 06, 2018

Warning! First Amendment rights under attack!

The Federal Communications Commission has set a safety standard for cell phone radiation that is fifty times greater than necessary. ...

February 01, 2012

PLF's Daniel Himebaugh to testify before Washington Senate Environment Committee on precautionary regulation

I will be testifying to the Washington Senate Environment Committee today on SB 6369, a bill that would amend the State Environmental Policy Act.  SEPA is Washington’s “environmental checklist” law.  It requires the government and developers to identify the environmental effects of proposed projects. SB 6369 would add a new sect ...

January 31, 2011

Court rejects environmental "Chicken Little" arguments in PLF victory

Author: Daniel Himebaugh Today, the Washington Court of Appeals upheld San Juan County property owner Chris Hughes' permit to build a single-family dock.  Last spring, PLF filed an amicus brief supporting Hughes in his struggle to defend the project from an environmental group that alleged that the dock would spark global eelgrass decline ...

August 11, 2010

Zoning for the ocean?

Author: Daniel Himebaugh The Obama Administration recently announced the release of the Final Recommendations of the Ocean Policy Task Force.  The Final Recommendations propose a "National Policy" for comprehensive marine planning to be overseen by a new federal agency: the National Ocean Council (NOC).  Notably, the National ...

July 16, 2010

Speakers Bureau presentation coming up July 30

Author: Daniel Himebaugh I will be speaking at a public forum hosted by the Common Sense Alliance in Friday Harbor, Washington the evening of July 30.  The forum will address land use planning and problems related to "critical areas" regulation in Washington State.  My topic is the effect of the precautionary principle on land ...

July 08, 2010

Comedy Central and the BP oil disaster

Author:  Damien M. Schiff Ms. Sara Benincasa over at the Comedy Central blog sharply criticizes the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for its conclusion, issued under Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act, that the Minerals Management Service's authorization of deepwater oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico would be unlikely adversely to aff ...