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Don't be fooled : "fish vs. people" is real

February 17, 2010 | By PACIFIC LEGAL FOUNDATION

Author: Brandon Middleton With Sen. Dianne Feinstein's proposal to increase water deliveries to the San Joaquin Valley and Southern California, there's been a renewed discussion of the "fish vs. people" theme that accompanies the debate on California's water policy.  For example, the Fresno Bee's Jim Boren sugg ...

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Adverse decision in sea otter case

September 21, 2015 | By JONATHAN WOOD

Late Friday afternoon, the district court issued an adverse decision in PLF’s challenge to the termination of the sea otter management zone in Southern California. This zone was required under a statute that authorized the Service to establish a new population of sea otters, on the condition that it institute and implement protections for sur ...

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Can agencies overrule Congress?

April 05, 2016 | By JONATHAN WOOD

Today, PLF filed its opening brief in a challenge to the Fish and Wildlife Service’s denial of a petition demanding that the agency follow the law. This case centers on a sea otter compromise that Congress struck between the Service, environmentalists, and those who work and play in Southern California waters. Recently, the Service has ̷ ...