Ninth circuit hears argument on whether interior secretary is above the law

May 14, 2013 | By TONY FRANCOIS

Today, in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Drakes Bay Oyster Company presents its case for enjoining the Secretary of the Interior and the National Park Service from destroying its business before its legal claims can even be heard in court.  You can follow my live tweet from today’s oral argument on twitter @TonyFrancoisEsq, #SaveDBOC, ...


Further thoughts on today's salmon biop decision


Author: Brandon Middleton In reviewing today's decision on the National Marine Fisheries Service salmon biological opinion, two things stand out: 1) This is a defeat for the species-protection-whatever-the-cost mentality that we see from many environmental extremists.  For years, groups like Earthjustice and the Center for Biological Dive ...


Real failure : Obama administration refuses to admit that the ESA is hurting the Central Valley

September 23, 2009 | By PACIFIC LEGAL FOUNDATION

Author: Brandon Middleton The Obama administration has previously had trouble admitting that the Endangered Species act has prevented water from flowing to the Central Valley. The last week has seen this disturbing trend continue. The Interior Department's Sept. 17 "Reality Check" merely states that "the temporary restrictions th ...