NRDC attempts to silence dissent in delta smelt litigation

Author: Brandon Middleton As the delta smelt litigation proceeds in Fresno, Pacific Legal Foundation continues its fight to have the U.S. Supreme Court review the constitutionality of delta smelt water cutbacks.  This week, numerous groups and organizations filed amicus curiae briefs … Continue reading

Will EPA regulate forest road stormwater runoff?

Author:  Damien M. Schiff Earlier this year the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, in Northwest Environmental Defense Center v. Brown, overturned the EPA's longstanding Clean Water Act regulatory exemption for stormwater runoff from forest roads.  PLF filed two amicus briefs in … Continue reading

Growth management ruling exposes Washington’s east/west divide

Author: Brian T. Hodges Washington’s Growth Management Act (GMA) envisions a scheme where every city and county, in every nook and cranny of the state, adopts land use regulations responsive to a host of general societal interests  (e.g, affordable housing, … Continue reading

Are polar bears really drowning?

Author:  Damien M. Schiff Fox News is reporting that a leading polar bear researcher—Charles Monnett—is under investigation by the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement.  Apparently the investigation is focusing on a 2006 peer-reviewed report that Monnett … Continue reading

The Title IX Blog soundly defeats a number of straw men

Author: Joshua Thompson After PLF and the American Sports Council made waves announcing their lawsuit concerning the application of sex-based quotas on American high schools, the proponents of sex-based quotas have finally begun their counter-attack.  Unsurprisingly, however, the response from the Title … Continue reading

Victories and unanswered questions in buffer appeal

Author: Brian T. Hodges Earlier today, the Kitsap Sun published an op-ed that I co-authored with Jackie Rossworn, executive director of Kitsap Alliance of Property Owners.  The op-ed highlights several property rights victories and important issues that remain unresolved after … Continue reading