Science or politics? Scientists dispute whether Great Lakes’ wolves should be delisted

Last week, 26 scientists submitted a letter to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service arguing that Gray wolves in the Great Lakes region are no longer endangered under the Endangered Species Act. This week, 29 other scientists published an open … Continue reading

Clean Power Plan rumble

So far, twenty-five states and political subdivisions have challenged EPA’s Clean Power Plan, which requires existing and new power plants nationwide to favor wind and solar resources over coal and natural gas when generating electricity.  In addition, dozens of private companies, … Continue reading

PLF sues again over feds stalling on Endangered Species Act petition

The Endangered Species Act allows interested persons to petition the Fish & Wildlife Service to delist or downlist species based upon relevant evidence. It also requires the Service to respond to such petitions in a timely manner. The Service is … Continue reading

Supreme Court will decide the reach of federal control over Alaska

The Supreme Court will soon decide how much control federal agencies can exercise over Alaska’s lands and waters. A California-sized chunk of the state sits within federal “conservation system units.” These conservation areas include national parks, wildlife refuges, preserves, and so … Continue reading

Rejecting the WOTUS rule in the courts and in Congress

Earlier this month, the U.S. Senate used a rare procedural device to pass Senate Joint Resolution 22, which would effectively negate the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) regulation issued jointly this summer by U.S. EPA and the Army Corps … Continue reading

President’s weekly report — November 20, 2015

Mobile home park shakedown scheme challenged PLF attorneys filed this complaint this week in Jisser v. City of Palo Alto on behalf of a couple that would like to retire from the business of running a mobile home park but … Continue reading

FWC amends proposed regulations after PLF files challenge

In August, PLF filed a petition against the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) on behalf of William Thomas, claiming that the FWC was stepping beyond its statutory authority with its proposal to severely limit boat speeds in two … Continue reading

DC Center represents PLF at Federalist Society’s National Lawyers Convention

DC Center staff recently represented PLF at the Federalist Society’s National Lawyers Convention. This convention is the largest annual gathering of conservative and libertarian lawyers, judges, professors, and law students. Todd Gaziano and I attended lectures and panel discussions on … Continue reading

Like a good neighbor…: the Supreme Court must enforce limits on state regulation of interstate commerce

We’ve filed a brief in the Supreme Court, on behalf of PLF, the Cato Institute, National Federation of Independent Business Small Business Legal Center, and Reason Foundation, asking it to take up a case challenging state regulations of commerce occurring … Continue reading

President’s weekly report — November 13, 2015

Obamacare case dismissed and the administration continues to evade the law A district court dismissed West Virginia v. Department of Health and Human Services, that state’s challenge to the provisions in Obamacare that forced states to choose between enforcing Obamacare’s … Continue reading