California agency proposes continuation of mining ban

Since 2009, California has forbidden the use of suction dredge mining equipment until the agency in charge of regulating this mining — the Department of Fish and Wildlife — develops regulations to mitigate any adverse environmental effects. However, the Department … Continue reading

President’s weekly report — March 21, 2014

High-Speed Rail Bonds and the California Fantasy Train We filed this answer to the State’s petition for alternative writ of mandate in High Speed Rail Authority v. Superior Court.  When the voters approved California’s high-speed rail project a few years … Continue reading

PLF voices support for solutions to water crisis

Pacific Legal Foundation attorneys represent some of the farmers in San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority v. Jewell who are challenging the Delta smelt biological opinion as an abuse of federal power based on questionable science and shoddy regulatory procedures. … Continue reading

PLF attorney Tony Francois to appear on KMJ Fresno’s Ray Appleton Show

Tomorrow in the noon hour on the West Coast I will be joined by PLF client John Duarte as we are interviewed by KMJ Fresno AM 580′s Ray Appleton, to talk about PLF’s lawsuit on John’s behalf against the United … Continue reading

Holding the feds accountable for closing farm without due process

Next Monday morning I will be presenting oral argument in the federal District Court for the Eastern District of California in Sacramento, in the case of Duarte v. Corps of Engineers.  PLF represents Duarte Nursery, Inc., and its president, John … Continue reading