What if the Clean Water Act is unconstitutionally vague?

As regular readers know, PLF argued a case in the Supreme Court of the United States last week, U.S. Army Corps v. Hawkes Co., concerning whether property owners can have their day in court when the federal government declares their … Continue reading

Double Standards Pollute EPA Enforcement

That’s the title of my Townhall oped on overcriminalization (a pervasive problem in environmental law) and EPA’s behavior in the wake of the Gold King spill. Here’s a taste: “Treat others as you would like to be treated.” Bureaucrats at the … Continue reading

California Department of Fish and Wildlife shirks obligation to update species status on Courting Liberty

PLF Attorneys Wencong Fa and Anthony François discuss PLF’s suit against the California Department of Fish and Wildlife for failing to meet a five year status review of every species listed as either endangered or threatened under the California Endangered … Continue reading

PLF’s Shauneen Werlinger to participate in Hawkes discussion at Cato Institute on March 14

On Monday, March 14th, I will be participating in a discussion hosted by Cato Institute entitled “Do Landowners Have a Right to Challenge Federal Regulation of Their Property? A Preview of Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes on the Eve of Oral Argument.”  Professor … Continue reading

Would EPA let a private business get away with this?

Controversy continues to boil over the Animas River spill. In case you don’t recall, this spill occurred late last year when EPA contractors burst a plugged mine, sending three million gallons of waste water (including arsenic) into the Animas River … Continue reading

Supreme Court stays EPA Clean Power Plan

In a 5-4 decision, the United States Supreme Court today granted applications to stay EPA’s Clean Power Plan, pending resolution of multiple challenges filed by about half of the states and dozens of private parties in the D.C. Circuit, where the court of … Continue reading

Forest access case goes to Ninth Circuit on Courting Liberty Podcast

Pacific Legal Foundation will present oral argument at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Friends of Tahoe Forest Access v. U.S. Department of Agriculture on Monday, February 8. In this episode, PLF Senior Staff Attorney Ted Hadzi-Antich previews his … Continue reading

Clean power plan update

In an events-filled blogging day, here’s another important development.  The D.C. Circuit denied motions by numerous state and private party petitioners to stay the Clean Power Plan pending resolution of the legal challenges.  At the same time, the court granted motions for expedited … Continue reading

PLF’s Director of Litigation recaps big PLF victories of 2015

PLF Director of Litigation James Burling appeared on the Andy Caldwell show to discuss noteworthy and landmark legal victories across the United States for Pacific Legal Foundation in 2015, including victories in Bowman/SDS Family Trust v. California Coastal Commission, The … Continue reading