News Beat

Blue River Law's work on behalf of its clients has caught the attention of the press. Some articles are available here:  

"Court: Iowa Roadside Zoo Violated Endangered Species Law," (April 12, 2018)

"USDA Revokes License of Troubled Iowa Roadside Zoo," (Dec. 5, 2017)

Hikers Contest Business-Friendly Park Plans,” Courthouse News Service (May 18, 2016)

High Sierra Hikers Association files suit for requested documents,” Norcal Record (May 17, 2016)

Plain Talk: Farmers fight back on DNR blacklist,” The Capital Times (Madison, WI) (May 5, 2016)

Long-time freedom of information champion and former Pulitzer Prize judge, Editor Emeritus Dave Zweifel, compares Wisconsin Department of Natural Resource’s “blacklist” of Blue River Law’s clients as “reminiscent of the late President Richard Nixon’s infamous enemies list."  

Our opinion: Manchester zoo should close,” Dubuque Telegraph Editorial (TH Online) (Feb. 19, 2016)

The Dubuque Telegraph says "The owners of Cricket Hollow Zoo should go further than a federal magistrate recently ordered. For the sake of all their animals, the zoo should be closed. Failing that, government should take action to make that happen." Blue River Law assisted Animal Legal Defense Fund in prosecuting the Cricket Hollow Zoo. See several related articles, below.  

ALDF Scores First Victory in an Endangered Species Act Lawsuit on Behalf of Endangered Animals in Captivity,” Animal Legal Defense Fund Press Release (Feb. 11, 2016)

Blue River Law assisted ALDF in this precedent setting case for captive endangered animals around the country.  

If it can happen in Millsboro, it can happen anywhere,” Socially Responsible Agricultural Project Media Statement (Nov. 2, 2015)

Allen Harim nixes planned Hillsboro processing plant,” The News Journal (Delaware Online) (Oct. 30, 2015)

Blue River Law helped the Socially Responsible Agricultural Project and several community members successfully fight Korean food giant Allen Harim from starting a mega poultry facility on property already condemned through the Brownfields - Superfund process.

Cricket Hollow veterinarian testifies in support of embattled zoo,” The Des Moines Register (Oct. 7, 2015)

Iowa Zoo’s Lemurs ‘Miserable,’ researcher testifies,” The Des Moines Register (Oct. 6, 2015)

Blue River Law and the Animal Legal Defense Fund have brought this case to trial. World-renowned lemur expert Peter Klopfer explained how the Zoo’s practices are contrary to lemurs’ essential social needs. Learn more about the case.

Veterinarian: Remove all animals from Cricket Hollow Zoo,” The Des Moines Register (Oct. 5, 2015)

Blue River Law and the Animal Legal Defense Fund have brought this case to trial. Hollywood’s premier veterinarian Dr. Jennifer Conrad explained how the Zoo’s lack of veterinary care is putting the health and welfare of tigers and wolves at risk. Learn more about the case.

River Protection Group Threatens Lawsuit Against Lane County Slaughterhouse,” The Eugene Register Guard (Apr. 10, 2015)

Blue River Law and Oregon Clean Water Action Project represent Willamette Riverkeeper in seeking a change in practices at Bartels’ Slaughterhouse. Bartels is located adjacent to the Fern Ridge Reservoir, an important nesting and habitat area for birds.

Out of the Ashes,” The Eugene Register Guard (Nov. 21, 2014)

Blue River Law represents a local family that was in the pathway of smoke and debris from the Swanson Mill Fire.  The family filed a public records act request on the fire, contaminants in the fire including asbestos, local agencies’ responsiveness to the fire, and the fishkill.  LRAPA and DEQ have responded, but the family’s request has been pending for months with the Eugene - Springfield Fire Department without a response.  

Greens Win One for Spotted Owls,” Courthouse News Service (Nov. 21, 2014)

Blue River Law, the Law Offices of Sean T. Malone, and Rachel Fazio represent Conservation Congress.  Conservation Congress won their Opposition to the government’s motion to dismiss.  The government had argued an “emergency” existed that required logging of burned, northern spotted owl habitat.  Such logging will interrupt the forest’s regeneration and the northern spotted owl recovery plan.