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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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Can environmental regulation produce wealth?

March 11, 2010 | By PACIFIC LEGAL FOUNDATION

Author: Damien M. Schiff The Natural Resource Defense Council's Switchboard Blog has this account of a recent speech given by Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson at the National Press Club.  In her remarks, Ms. Jackson took the opportunity to note how, in her opinion, environmental regulation is a win for environmen ...

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The unassailable Endangered Species Act

December 13, 2011 | By PACIFIC LEGAL FOUNDATION

Last Tuesday I had the honor of testifying before the House Committee on Natural Resources in Washington, D.C.  The title of the hearing was “The Endangered Species Act: How Litigation is Costing Jobs and Impeding True Recovery Efforts.”  My testimony addressed how the ESA is structured in such a way that it encourages environmental g ...

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"House panel probes inner workings of ESA"

December 14, 2011 | By PACIFIC LEGAL FOUNDATION

The Capital Press covers last week’s congressional Endangered Species Act hearing and my testimony on TVA v. Hill. … ...

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Army Corps issues new ESA guidance

July 08, 2013 | By DAMIEN SCHIFF

One of the most important provisions of the Endangered Species Act is Section 7, which requires, inter alia, that federal agencies ensure that their discretionary actions do not jeopardize the continued existence of any listed species, or adversely modify its critical habitat.  The provision also requires federal agencies to consult with the Natio ...

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Is endangered species protection the highest government priority?

October 21, 2013 | By DAMIEN SCHIFF

This week, as we begin our blogfestschrift in honor of the Endangered Species Act’s 40th anniversary (and BTW, check out our daily poll), I think it important that we return to the decision that, more than any other, has influenced how the Act is interpreted.  In TVA v. Hill, the United States Supreme Court ruled … ...