More on the jumping mouse

Earlier this month, PLF submitted a petition to delist the Preble’s meadow jumping mouse from the Endangered Species Act. This week, Ron Arnold has an excellent column in the Washington Examiner detailing the tremendous waste of conservation money, time, and effort … Continue reading

PLF sues again over feds stalling on Endangered Species Act petition

The Endangered Species Act allows interested persons to petition the Fish & Wildlife Service to delist or downlist species based upon relevant evidence. It also requires the Service to respond to such petitions in a timely manner. The Service is … Continue reading

Progress on the beetle’s delisting

We’ve had good coverage this week on the Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision to propose for delisting the Valley elderberry longhorn beetle, as a direct result of two successful lawsuits that PLF filed on behalf of injured landowners and local … Continue reading

Victory in the kangaroo rat case

Author:  Damien M. Schiff The Stephens Kangaroo Rat may be coming off the list of protected species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).  Last week, the United States District Court for the Central District of California accepted a proposed settlement … Continue reading

Wisconsin says, “The wolf is recovered”

Author:  Damien M. Schiff Earlier this week, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources announced that it was filing a petition to delist the Wisconsin subpopulation of the Western Great Lakes distinct population segment (DPS) of gray wolf from the protections of … Continue reading

The California gnatcatcher is not a valid subspecies

Author:  Damien M. Schiff On Tuesday, we announced the filing of a petition with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service to delist the California gnatcatcher from the Endangered Species Act. In this post, I'd like to go into a … Continue reading

PLF petitions for removal of California gnatcatcher from federal ESA list

PLF today filed papers with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, petitioning for the removal of the California gnatcatcher from the federal Endangered Species Act list. The gnatcatcher’s listing as "threatened" on the ESA list has led to severe … Continue reading