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May 26, 2011

More Delta hyperbole

Author:  Damien M. Schiff Columnist Michael Fitzgerald of The Stockton Record ran this vituperation yesterday excoriating the United States Fish and Wildlife Service for allowing millions of Sacramento splittail to be destroyed by the water pumps in the south Delta.  Setting aside the obviously intemperate and unreasonable tone of ...

October 07, 2010

The Sacramento splittail: the new Delta smelt?

Author:  Damien M. Schiff Today, the United States Fish & Wildlife Service issued a 12-month finding under the Endangered Species Act on whether to list the Sacramento splittail, a small fish found only in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.  The Service determined that the listing is not warranted, largely because the splittail's ...

May 14, 2010

The Commerce Clause fight: a new battleground

Author:  Damien M. Schiff This week, Pacific Legal Foundation filed comments on the United States Fish and Wildlife Service's status review for the Sacramento splittail (a small fish) under the Endangered Species Act.  The Service has initiated the status review to determine whether the splittail, which was listed in 1999, and delis ...

January 26, 2010

Controversy over another Delta fish

Author:  Damien M. Schiff The United States Fish and Wildlife Service has announced that it will revisit its 2003 decision to remove the Sacramento splittail from Endangered Species Act protections.  The decision is the result of a lawsuit from the Center for Biological Diversity contending that the delisting was improperly influenced b ...