About Reed Hopper

Mr. Hopper is a principal attorney in PLF’s Environmental Law Practice Group. He oversees the foundation’s Endangered Species Act Program and PLF’s Clean Water Act Project.

Knee-jerk reaction to endangered species legislation

It’s amazing how predictable the “green lobby” is.  One can predict with absolute certainty that when conservative lawmakers propose legislative changes to the Endangered Species Act, no matter how benign, they will be met with the tired old accusation that … Continue reading

House report recommends changes to Endangered Species Act

In May 2013, thirteen members of the House of Representatives formed a working group to evaluate 40 years of ESA enforcement.  The working group considered numerous testimonies, studies and comments, including our own post on ESA “success stories.”  The results … Continue reading