The Center for Biological Diversity goes batty

February 15, 2016 | By JONATHAN WOOD

The Center for Biological Diversity is threatening to sue the Fish & Wildlife Service for not imposing ruinous and unnecessary restrictions on private property owners throughout 37 states to protect the Northern long-eared bat. It contends that heavy-handed “take” regulations should be imposed despite the fact that the species is th ...


Grading the California Coastal Commission

July 23, 2012 | By JENNIFER THOMPSON

Here at Pacific Legal Foundation, we are not shy about criticizing the California Coastal Commission.  We frequently hale the Commission into court for trying to force property owners to comply with unconstitutional conditions in exchange for development permits, and for seeking to expand its jurisdiction.  Members of PLF’s Coastal Land Ri ...


Armendariz to Sierra Club

July 01, 2012 | By DAMIEN SCHIFF

Why am I not surprised?  Last week, the Sierra Club announced that it had hired Al “Crucify ‘Em” Armendariz to help in its campaign against coal.  Environmental groups like the Sierra Club have been trying to crucify property owners for some time; Al’s Roman-style enforcement skills he learned and implemented at EPA should ...