President’s weekly report — June 27, 2014

Tort Reform — Victories in California Supreme Court We received a couple of nice decisions this week from the California Supreme Court.  First, there was this decision in Verdugo v. Target, the case where the widow of a  heart-attack victim, who … Continue reading

PLF comments on caribou downlisting

This week, PLF filed a comment letter on behalf of Bonner County and the Idaho State Snowmobile Association addressing the proposed downlisting of the caribou. The impetus for the Service’s decision was a petition that PLF filed two years ago … Continue reading

FWS finally acknowledges its illegal caribou listing

At long last, and after multiple rounds of litigation, the Service has withdrawn and replaced the listing of the Southern Selkirk Mountain population of caribou, a species that includes reindeer [I hope Santa has a good ESA lawyer!]. As a … Continue reading

PLF files suit over caribou petition, the sequel

PLF attorneys, once again, filed a federal lawsuit in Idaho today because the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service failed to properly respond to a petition that asks the agency to remove the Southern Selkirk Mountain Caribou Population from the endangered species … Continue reading

President’s weekly report — November 30, 2012

Environment — Endangered Caribou The United States Fish & Wildlife Service announced a drastic (and well-justified) reduction in critical habitat for the Selkirk Caribou from 375,000 to approximately 30,000 acres, based largely on the fact that the caribou do not … Continue reading

Taxonomic tricks at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: why the ESA listing of the Selkirk caribou must be withdrawn

In recent decades, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has spent countless time, money, and effort over a creature known as the southern Selkirk Mountain caribou.  The Selkirk caribou was listed as an endangered species in 1984, and its habitat … Continue reading