In 1976, the last wild Mexican wolves were captured and put into a captive breeding program. Over the last half-century, … More
Government lawyer in grizzly hearing: “I can almost guarantee” we’ll be here again.
After decades of work by federal biologists, state wildlife agencies, landowners, and conservation groups, the grizzly bears in and around … More
How federal environmental rules discourage cleanup of abandoned mines
Throughout the West, abandoned mines release toxic pollutants, harming water quality, fish, and recreation opportunities. The private sector has long … More
Endangered species bear the costs of bad incentives
The Endangered Species Act imposes significant regulatory burdens on anyone who owns land where endangered and threatened species or their … More
Supreme Court searches for path through byzantine federal land laws
Federal lands are governed by a complex thicket of laws built up over more than a century, often with too … More
Federal judge in environmental nuisance case: “Less fortunate citizens have property rights, too.”
A $100 million case against North Carolina hog farms demonstrates the critical role property rights play in protecting the environment … More
As fire risks rise, California limits insurers’ ability to react
For California, 2019 was a welcome reprieve from recent record-setting wildfire seasons. According to Cal Fire, approximately 260,000 acres burned … More
How property rights can help address environmental justice concerns
South Florida, like many coastal communities, faces tough decisions about how to adapt to changing coast lines and rising seas. … More
Should every cat owner, car owner, and home owner be a potential criminal?
Billions of birds are killed every year in the United States, many of which are protected by the Migratory Bird … More
Will sea otters soon be returned to San Francisco bay?
California sea otters have come a long way from the 50-member population discovered off Big Sur in the early 1900s, … More