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March 12, 2012

So much for regulatory common sense: The sad tale of the valley elderberry longhorn beetle continues

When Pacific Legal Foundation petitioned the United States Fish and Wildlife Service in September 2010 to delist the valley elderberry longhorn beetle from the list of regulated species under the Endangered Species Act, the agency faced a choice–would the Service be part of an ESA success story, act upon its own scientists’ recommendati ...

October 04, 2011

Victory: Court orders Service to complete gray wolf status review

Author: Daniel Himebaugh Today, the federal district court for the Eastern District of Washington entered an order approving a settlement agreement in Washington Cattlemen's Association v. Salazar.  In that case (which I blogged about here and here), PLF attorneys represented the Cattlemen in challenging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ...

February 16, 2011

PLF sues for gray wolf status review

Author: Daniel Himebaugh Today we filed suit to force the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to conduct a legally mandated status review for the gray wolf.  The gray wolf is currently listed as endangered throughout the lower forty-eight states, but the Service has not completed a status review for the wolf in the last five ...

September 08, 2010

Listomania: PLF continues to identify listed species in need of status review

Author: Daniel Himebaugh The Endangered Species Act is all about making lists.  Plants and animals are added to, and subtracted from, a list of protected species based on what the best available scientific and commercial data reveals about their current status and chances of future survival.  A listed species receives certain legal enti ...