Environmental regulation: a threat to national security

Author:  Damien M. Schiff Today's Vancouver Sun has this article about a recent statement from a group of Republican lawmakers charging that environmental regulations, including those for the grizzly bear, are hampering Homeland Security's efforts effectively to patrol the Washington-British … Continue reading

Tide turns for victims of regulatory drought: government errors continue to mount; PLF appeals delta smelt regulations to 9th Circuit

Author: Brandon Middleton The last couple of weeks has seen good news for Californians who have lost water and jobs as a result of the Endangered Species Act. But leave it to environmental groups to express dismay over Judge Wanger's … Continue reading

The California Coastal Commission: the real nuisance

Author:  Damien M. Schiff This week, the City of Dana Point filed suit against the California Coastal Commission, alleging that the Commission has illegally asserted jurisdiction over the City's nuisance abatement ordinance.  The controversy arises out of the City's decision … Continue reading

More water for humans?

Author: Brandon Middleton It looks that way due to a federal court ruling yesterday. But as the decision concerns only the federal government's salmonid biological opinion, it's not yet clear what the precise result will be–the government's delta smelt biological … Continue reading