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Coalition for the Env't v. Linclay Dev. Corp.

Citation: 2 ELR 20556
No. Nos. 71 C 519 (1), 72 C 32 (1), 347 F. Supp. 634/4 ERC 1509/(E.D. Mo., 08/17/1972) dismissed

Persons living respectively three miles and one-and-one-half miles from the site of a proposed 1,700 acre residential, commercial and light industrial development and who have merely driven over the area or trespassed on the land once or twice a month do not have standing to raise the issue whether federal and state officials have complied with various statutes favoring environmental protection, including NEPA. The plaintiffs' allegations of individual harm are not supported by testimony or affidavits. None of them can show any economic loss as a result of the project. Apparently the plaintiffs merely find the defendants' concepts of land-use planning personally displeasing; personal displeasure is not a basis for the intervention of a court. Complaint dismissed.

Counsel for Plaintiffs
Lewis C. Green
Green, Hennings & Henry
1830 Boatmen's Bank Building
St. Louis, Mo. 63102

Counsel for Defendants
F. William McAlpin
Lewis, Rice, Tucker, Allen & Chubb
Railway Exchange Building
St. Louis, Mo. 63101