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The Citizen Petition Process Under NAFTA's Environmental Side Agreement: It's Easy to Use, But Does It Work?

The relationship between trade and the environment was perhaps the hottest issue in the debate over the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in 1993.1 The North American Agreement on Environmental...

Drafting Standing Affidavits After Defenders: In the Court's Own Words

Editors' Summary: The U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision in Lujan v. Defenders of Wildlife, raises the threshold requirements that an environmental plaintiff must meet to establish its standing to sue. Although the...

Lujan v. Defenders of Wildlife: The Supreme Court's Slash and Burn Approach to Environmental Standing

Editors' Summary: Lujan v. Defenders of Wildlife (Defenders), the Supreme Court's June 1992, decision limiting environmentalists' standing to challenge agency programs, envisions judges' roles in environmental law...