The federal government is using the Endangered Species Act beyond its lawful authority to regulate a Texas intrastate species that does not impact interstate commerce. Endangered Species Act regulation infringes upon private property rights and carries high costs of compliance and potential civil and criminal penalties. 

On behalf of Williamson County, Texas, and property owner John Yearwood, the Foundation has filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of ESA regulation of the Bone Cave Harvestman. To learn more about the ESA, or the Foundation's lawsuit, please click here