PLF to testify at congressional hearing on how ESA burdens development

It is a busy week for PLF’s DC Center. Our Executive Director Todd Gaziano will be speaking Wednesday at an event hosted by Senator Lee (Utah) to announce the release of an American Enterprise Institute paper coauthored by Todd and … Continue reading

Has the pit bull of environmental law been spayed?

The Endangered Species Act has often been called the “pit bull of environmental law” because “[i]t’s short, compact and has a hell of a set of teeth. Because of its teeth, the act can force people to make the kind … Continue reading

Ominous development for California water users

This July, the Ninth Circuit, in NRDC v. Salazar, upheld 2-1 Judge Oliver Wanger’s dismissal of an environmentalist challenge to the Bureau of Reclamation’s renewal of water contracts.  The environmentalists had argued that the Bureau violated the Endangered Species Act by … Continue reading