President's weekly report — September 5, 2013

September 06, 2013 | By ROB RIVETT

Environment — Oysters  The Ninth Circuit issued this adverse decision in Drakes Bay Oyster Company v. Jewell.  This involves the National Park Service’s drive to shut down a long-established oyster farm in Drakes Bay, off  the coast of Northern California.  When a National Park was established the preexisting oyster farm was given  ...


PLF petition prompts government to reclassify Santa Cruz cypress

September 04, 2013 | By BRIAN HODGES

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently published a proposed rule to “downlist” the Santa Cruz cypress from “endangered” to “threatened” status under the Endangered Species Act.  The proposal comes in response to a petition from PLF, which was based on a 2009 Service report that recommended the cypress for r ...


PLF sues feds for failing to follow through on ESA petition

April 24, 2013 | By BRIAN HODGES

Attorneys with Pacific Legal Foundation filed a lawsuit today against Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and other federal authorities, alleging that they violated the Endangered Species Act (ESA) by failing to respond to PLF’s petition to reclassify six ESA-listed species.  PLF and agriculture groups in California and Oregon submitted the peti ...