The kangaroo rat strikes again

September 06, 2011 | By PACIFIC LEGAL FOUNDATION

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 ...


A win for a rat, a loss for property owners

January 19, 2011 | By DAMIEN 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 of habitat in California’s Inland E ...