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September 06, 2011

The kangaroo rat strikes again

Author: Damien M. Schiff Redlands Daily Facts reports that, owing to a recent siting of the federally protected San Bernardino kangaroo rat, a 1.5-mile road expansion in San Bernardino may cost millions of dollars more than originally anticipated. The added costs are due to the habitat mitigation requirements that may attach to the road expansion ...

January 19, 2011

A win for a rat, a loss for property owners

Author:  Damien M. Schiff Last week, in Center for Biological Diversity v. United States Fish & Wildlife Service, a federal district court in California ruled that the 2008 critical habitat designation for the San Bernardino kangaroo rat is illegal.  The court thereby overturned the new designation, comprising some 9,000 acres ...