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April 12, 2012

The salamander lawsuits continue

The Center for Biological Diversity announced this week that it has sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for failing to produce recovery plans for three populations of California tiger salamanders protected under the Endangered Species Act.  I haven’t seen the complaint, but I’m curious as to CBD’s legal theory.  Although the ...

January 20, 2011

There's something fishy with the government's economic analysis

Author:  Damien M. Schiff An important issue now pending for certiorari in the U.S. Supreme Court is how the Fish and Wildlife Service is supposed to assess the economic impacts of critical habitat designation under the Endangered Species Act.  That issue is raised in two petitions, one brought by the Arizona Cattle Growers Association, ...