Central Coast Forest Association wins round in California Supreme Court

Central Coast Forest Association, supported by Pacific Legal Foundation as amicus curiae, has won a long running procedural battle in the California Supreme Court. The unanimous Court ruled that California’s Endangered Species Act allows interested parties to petition for a species to … Continue reading

Challenge to California’s gray wolf listing

This morning, we commenced our challenge to the California Fish and Game Commission’s listing of the gray wolf under the state’s Endangered Species Act. Brought on behalf of the California Cattlemen’s Association, the California Farm Bureau Federation, and their members, … Continue reading

Weekly litigation report — December 10, 2016

PLF supports freedom to work Overcriminalization and environmental law Good decision in California endangered species case Union trespass onto private property Shorelines and the public trust Department of Labor shenanigans challenge Take home liability PLF supports freedom to work Today … Continue reading

Bureaucrats abdicate duty 233 times. PLF sues.

The California Endangered Species Act charges the California Department of Fish and Wildlife with the task of conducting status reviews for endangered and threatened species at least once every five years. The Department has listed 235 species as endangered or threatened … Continue reading

Environmental protection in conflict

Earlier this week, the Center for Biological Diversity petitioned the California Fish and Game Commission to list the kit fox as a threatened species under the California Endangered Species Act (the fox is already protected under the federal Endangered Species … Continue reading

California supreme court to decide whether fish and game commission should correct mistakes

In December we reported on a California appellate court decision which says that when the California Fish & Game Commission erroneously lists a species under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA), it cannot correct the mistake.  The case arises out … Continue reading

Central coast forest association petitions the California Supreme Court

In December, the California Court of Appeal ruled, in Central Coast Forest Assoc. v. California Fish & Game Comm., that one may not petition the California Fish and Game Commission to de-list a species, under the California Endangered Species Act, … Continue reading

A one-way Endangered Species Act?

Last week, the California Third District Court of Appeal issued its decision in Central Coast Forestry Association v. California Fish & Game Commission.  The court, in an opinion authored by Justice Blease and joined by Justice Robie, held that, under the … Continue reading