PLF takes first move in effort to delist the Preble’s meadow jumping mouse

Late last week, PLF gave notice to the pertinent Colorado and Wyoming wildlife agencies of our intent, on behalf of a broad coalition of property rights and sound science advocates, to petition the United States Fish and Wildlife Service to … Continue reading

Beetle delisting comment period extended

Last year, a Pacific Legal Foundation lawsuit led to a long overdue proposal from the Fish and Wildlife Service to delist the Valley elderberry longhorn beetle from the Endangered Species Act.  Yesterday, the Service announced that it was extending the … Continue reading

Service proposes to delist Valley elderberry longhorn beetle

In a long overdue and welcome development, the US Fish and Wildlife Service has finally proposed to delist the beetle from the Endangered Species Act.  This finding is a direct result of the lawsuit that PLF filed on behalf of … Continue reading

Killer whale point-counterpoint

Perhaps not surprisingly, PLF’s petition to delist a population of killer whale from the Endangered Species Act has garnered a lot of attention, not all of it positive.  Understandably, reasonable people can differ about various aspects of environmental regulation, but … Continue reading

Free Willie from the Endangered Species Act

Today, Pacific Legal Foundation attorneys petitioned the federal government to delist the killer whale from the Endangered Species Act.  The petition was submitted on behalf of the Center for Environmental Science, Accuracy & Reliability—a nonprofit group whose primary mission is … Continue reading

The wolf saga continues

Author:  Damien M. Schiff This week, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service announced positive "90-day" findings on four petitions to delist the Western Great Lakes distinct population segment (DPS) of the gray wolf from the Endangered Species Act (ESA) (the … Continue reading

The Commerce Clause fight: a new battleground

Author:  Damien M. Schiff This week, Pacific Legal Foundation filed comments on the United States Fish and Wildlife Service's status review for the Sacramento splittail (a small fish) under the Endangered Species Act.  The Service has initiated the status review … Continue reading