President’s Report – April 4, 2014

Property Rights – California Coastal Commission We reported last week that the California Court of Appeal issued an adverse decision in SDS Family Trust v. CCC, based on its misunderstanding of the facts related to when the family challenged the … Continue reading

PLF voices support for solutions to water crisis

Pacific Legal Foundation attorneys represent some of the farmers in San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority v. Jewell who are challenging the Delta smelt biological opinion as an abuse of federal power based on questionable science and shoddy regulatory procedures. … Continue reading

The Clean Water Act v. the Fourth of July

A Lake Tahoe couple are challenging the biannual fireworks display that takes place every Independence and Labor day at the lake. They’re seeking $75 million dollars in fines, but insist that they’re not trying to prevent the non-profit organization that sponsors … Continue reading

PLF’s air litigation: retrospective and prospective

2013 was a big year for PLF’s air litigation program, and 2014 is sure to continue the trend.  Nothing gets me more fired up than bureaucrats who break the law while writing rules the rest of us must obey.  The current crop of … Continue reading

If every connection is significant, then none are

Last week, I testified before the Environmental Protection Agency’s Science Advisory Board review panel on the EPA’s recent wetlands connectivity report.  Last week’s testimony follows on PLF’s written comments to the Board in October.  EPA is using the connectivity report … Continue reading

President’s weekly report — December 13, 2013

Environment — EPA’s War on Coal We filed our amicus brief in Mingo Logan Coal Co. v. EPA.  Our blog post about the case is here.  In this case, the Corps of Engineers approved a wetlands fill permit for a coal mine.  While … Continue reading

PLF’s Timothy Sandefur talks with Armstrong & Getty about Jon Stewart, EPA, the Constitution…

I was on the Armstrong & Getty program this morning to talk about some important Supreme Court environmental law cases that are pending now, about my new book, The Conscience of The Constitution–and about why Jon Stewart is wrong to ridicule … Continue reading