Should unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats have free rein to regulate whatever they please?

PLF argues “no,” in an amicus brief supporting four states, industry groups, and an Indian tribe in their challenge to the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) unlawful fracking regulation. It purports to regulate all fracking on federal lands based on … Continue reading

PLF levels the field against frivolous federal litigation positions

Recently, the House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation held an interesting hearing on “Threats, Intimidation and Bullying by Federal Land Management Agencies.”  The witnesses, most of them cattle ranchers from Western states, poignantly … Continue reading

Federal land swaps dealt another blow

Author:  Damien M. Schiff Federal law authorizes agencies to exchange federal lands for private lands.  These land exchanges are often very advantageous to both sides:  the feds get property that they need for environmental or other public purposes, and private … Continue reading