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"Redressability" test

Northern Laramie Range Alliance v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

The Tenth Circuit held that landowners lacked standing to challenge two wind energy projects in Wyoming. FERC certified the projects under the Public Utilities Regulatory Policies Act, which seeks to promote renewable energy sources by...

Washington Environmental Council v. Bellon

The Ninth Circuit held that environmental groups lacked standing to compel the Washington State Department of Ecology and other regional agencies to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from the state's five oil refineries under the CAA....

Jersey City v. Consolidated Rail Corp.

The D.C. Circuit held that a city has standing to challenge a railroad company's sale of a historic elevated railroad embankment to developers. The city argued that the sale was void because the company failed to obtain approval from...

Levine v. Vilsack

The Ninth Circuit held that animal rights organizations lacked standing to challenge a USDA notice stating that "there is no specific federal humane handling and slaughter statute for poultry." The lower court entered summary judgment...

Coalition for a Sustainable Delta v. Carlson

A district court held that neither a coalition of agricultural water users nor a recreational water user has standing to challenge the state's striped bass fishing regulations under the Endangered Species Act. The plaintiffs argued that...

Pacific Sound Resources v. Burlington N. & Santa Fe Ry. Co.

The Ninth Circuit reversed a lower court decision dismissing a nonprofit corporation's action against a railroad company for contribution under Washington's Model Toxics Control Act. The lower court held that the corporation lacked...

Wyoming Sawmills Inc. v. U.S. Forest Serv.

The Tenth Circuit upheld the dismissal of a timber company's claim challenging the U.S. Forest Service's Historical Preservation Plan (HPP) for the Medicine Wheel National Historic Landmark and Vicinity in the Bighorn National Forest....

Covington v. Jefferson

The Ninth Circuit holds that a district court erred in holding that residents living across from a county dump lacked standing to bring Clean Air Act (CAA) claims based on ozone degradation against a county health department and in...

Pritikin v. Department of Energy

The court holds that an individual lacks standing to compel the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to make budget requests and to reprogram existing funds for the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry's (ATSDR's) implementation...

US Ecology, Inc. v. United States

The court holds that a low-level radioactive waste facility developer lacks standing as a third-party beneficiary to bring suit for the breach of an alleged contract between California and the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) for...