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’s air litigation: retrospective and prospective

2013 was a big year for PLF’s air litigation program, and 2014 is sure to continue the trend.  Nothing gets me more fired up than bureaucrats who break the law while writing rules the rest of us must obey.  The current crop of … Continue reading

PLF will appeal in challenge to cap-and-trade tax

Today the trial court ruled against PLF’s clients on its AB 32 claims, holding that AB 32 authorized the auctions and that the auction revenues were not unconstitutional taxes.   Morning Star Packing Company v. CARB, DECISION111413.  We strongly disagree with the ruling … Continue reading

PLF comments on EPA’s connectivity report

Last week, Pacific Legal Foundation filed comments on EPA’s recently released draft connectivity report.  EPA and the United States Army Corps of Engineers plan to use the report to promulgate new regulations interpreting the scope of the Clean Water Act.  … Continue reading

PLF A.B. 32 legal challenge to be highlighted at American Bar Association annual meeting

On Friday, August 9, 2013, I’ll be speaking to lawyers from around the nation converging at the annual meeting of the American Bar Association in San Francisco, regarding PLF’s legal challenge to CARB’s Cap and Trade Regulation.  The regulation is the only one … Continue reading

PLF’s carbon dioxide cap and trade challenge pushes forward

Today Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF) filed the closing legal brief in Morning Star Packing Company v. California Air Resources Board, PLF’s lawsuit challenging CARB’s Cap and Trade Regulation.  The illegal auction component of the regulation seeks to siphon billions of dollars of revenues from productive private … Continue reading

President’s weekly report — July 26, 2013

Property Rights — Victory in North Carolina We finally put an end to the Williamson County remove-and-dismiss gambit in the 4th Circuit with a decision in Sansotta v. Town of Nags Head.  As explained in our blog post, Williamson County … Continue reading