Killer whale delisting petition denied

Last week, the National Marine Fisheries Service issued its 12-month finding on Pacific Legal Foundation’s petition to delist the Southern Resident population of killer whale from the Endangered Species Act.  The Service denied the petition, concluding that none of the … Continue reading

Setting the killer whale record straight, yet again

Over at the Seattle PI blog, Howard Garrett of the Orca Network criticizes PLF’s petition to delist the Southern Resident population of orca whale from the Endangered Species Act.  Unfortunately, Mr. Garrett’s criticisms, like those of many others, are either irrelevant or … Continue reading

Setting the killer whale record straight, part II

Earlier this week, Miyoko Sakashita of the Center for Biological Diversity, writing on the Huffington Post, criticized Pacific Legal Foundation’s effort to delist the Southern Resident population of killer whale from the Endangered Species Act.  Of course, this is not CBD’s first criticism … Continue reading

A whale of a win

Today, the National Marine Fisheries Service announced that it is beginning a one-year review to determine whether to delist the Southern Resident population of killer whale from the Endangered Species Act.  The agency’s decision is in direct response to a … 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

Setting the killer whale record straight

We’ve had quite a lot of press in connection with our delisting petition, filed yesterday, for the killer whale:  Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Seattle Times, Capital Press, NPR, McClatchey Newspapers, among others.  (I was somewhat amused when the Center for Biological Diversity … 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