Trump’s Environmental Reforms: Good for the Environment, Bad for Lawyers

MSLF attorney Ron Opsahl has an op-ed in RealClearPolicy, exposing radical environmentalist lawyers who profit from litigation without actually benefiting environmental conservation:

Between 2016 and 2018, environmental groups filed over 170 lawsuits alleging violations of the Endangered Species Act, making the ESA one of the most abused environmental laws in the United States. On Monday, the Trump Administration announced much needed revisions to regulations of the ESA.

The response of leading environmentalist groups was entirely predictable. They immediately threatened lawsuits. Indeed, lawsuits make up the core business plan of many purported wildlife conservation groups. They sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) for alleged violations of the ESA, and often force agency decisions that do not actually benefit any species.

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The Perversion of the Endangered Species Act

MSLF attorney Cody Wisniewski published an article today in RealClearPolicy, explaining how the Endangered Species Act has been abused in order to lock up enormous tracts of land under federal control: No good deed goes unpunished. Similarly, it seems no well-intentioned piece of legislation is ever used as intended. This could not be more true…

Another ESA Success Evokes Howls of Protest from Wolf Recovery Deniers

Instead of applauding yet another success of the Endangered Species Act in providing for the recovery of the previously threatened Gray Wolf population in the lower-48 states, many environmental organizations and tribes are decrying the delisting of the species. On Thursday, U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt announced the delisting of the species, calling it a…

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