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Kaiser Cement Corp. v. San Diego Air Pollution Control Dist.

Citation: 12 ELR 20783
No. No. 81-0714-G(H), (S.D. Cal., 06/07/1982)

The court holds that a plaintiff in a citizen suit under the Clean Air Act must meet minimum constitutional standing requirements. Since plaintiff failed to allege any injury resulting from defendants' alleged statutory violation in granting a permit for a cement facility, the action against local agency and corporate defendants must be dismissed without prejudice for lack of jurisdiction. In addition, the action against federal defendants is dismissed with prejudice because plaintiffs may not maintain a suit to compel enforcement of discretionary acts.

[The pleadings in this case are sumarized at ELR PEND. LIT. 65724 — Ed.]

Counsel for Plaintiff
Thomas P. O'Donnell, Beth Arnold
Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro
101 Park Ctr. Plaza, Suite 1300, San Jose CA 95113
(408) 287-2233

H. Lawrence Serra, Thomas C. Nelson
McDonald, Hecht, Worley & Solbert
600 B St., Suite 1100, San Diego CA 92101
(714) 239-3444

David L. Mulliken, Steven P. McDonald, Kelley M. Gale
Latham & Watkins
701 B St., Suite 2100, San Deigo CA 92101
(714) 236-1234

Counsel for Defendants
D. Michael Waltz, Ass't U.S. Attorney
940 Front St., Rm. 5N19 U.S. Cthse., San Deigo CA 92189
(714) 293-5610

Barbara Baird, Deputy Cty. Counsel
1600 Pacific Hwy., Rm. 355, San Diego CA 92101
(714) 236-2121

Jose R. Allen
Land and Natural Resources Division
Department of Justice, Washington DC 20530
(202) 633-5290