It’s not every day that environmental regulation news goes viral. But when the stars of a popular television show are … More
The elephant trophy ban that wasn’t: after dizzying flip-flops, will the US continue to support hunting-based conservation programs?
Although the Endangered Species Act generally forbids the hunting of rare species, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service can permit … More
Protecting the environment does not require us to abandon the rule of law
This week, briefing began in WildEarth Guardians v. U.S. Department of Justice, a case of critical importance to anyone concerned about … More
New leader of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service could steer agency in more collaborative direction
At long last, the Administration has chosen an acting leader for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service—an important federal agency … More
Does the Constitution forbid the President from favoring deregulation?
Last week, a lawsuit was filed challenging the President’s recent executive order commanding federal agencies to repeal two regulations for … More
Regulations should be judged at the margins
Regulations can’t be defended based on overall costs v. benefits, but must be justified on the margins.
Politics above principle: environmentalists against a carbon tax
Lost in the much bigger election day surprise was news that a Washington state referendum to adopt a carbon tax, … More
The never-ending saga of the lesser prairie chicken
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently announced that it was once again considering listing the lesser prairie chicken under … More
Will environmentalists discover federalism under Trump?
One of the possible silver linings of the incoming administration is that environmentalists may have to discover federalism. For decades, … More
Should property rights be taken seriously?
Over on PLF’S Liberty Blog, I have a post on how radical environmentalists answer that question wrong and, as a … More