Archives for April 13, 2015

Environmental Shakedown Through Bastardized Application of Science, Policy, and Education

Dis­grun­tled ex-fed­er­al employ­ees found a way to bilk tax­pay­ers out of mil­lions of dol­lars using the flawed Endan­gered Species Act Over a 3‑year peri­od, 2009–2012, Depart­ment of Jus­tice data show Amer­i­can tax­pay­ers foot­ed the bill for more than $53 mil­lion in so-called envi­ron­men­tal groups’ legal fees—and the actu­al num­ber could be much high­er. The real […]

Clean Water Act Victory For Landowners!

The 8th Cir Court of Appeals gave Pacif­ic Legal Foun­da­tion a resound­ing vic­to­ry today in Hawkes v Corps.  A unan­i­mous three-judge pan­el held a Corps of Engi­neers’ Juris­dic­tion­al Deter­mi­na­tion (i.e.  wet­lands delin­eation) is imme­di­ate­ly review­able in court and sub­ject to chal­lenge. For decades, the courts have used a legal fic­tion to deny cit­i­zens the right […]