Fish and Wildlife Service will review four species singled out in PLF lawsuit


Author: Daniel Himebaugh Today we learned that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service–the agency in charge of administering the Endangered Species Act–will be initiating status review of four species listed as endangered or threatened in Washington State: the northern spotted owl, Oregon silverspot butterfly, showy stickseed, and Wenatchee ...


Bureaucrats abdicate duty 233 times. PLF sues.

February 24, 2016 | By WENCONG FA

The California Endangered Species Act charges the California Department of Fish and Wildlife with the task of conducting status reviews for endangered and threatened species at least once every five years. The Department has listed 235 species as endangered or threatened for more than five years. It has only conducted status reviews for two of the ...


Is the government excused from following its own laws?

November 23, 2016 | By WENCONG FA

The answer is no. The California Endangered Species Act requires the Department of Fish and Wildlife to conduct status reviews of species listed as threatened or endangered every five years. PLF sued to enforce the Act, after the Department failed to conduct mandatory reviews for 233 species. The Department now wants to dismiss the lawsuit, arguin ...