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"Redressability" test

Mancuso v. Consolidated Edison Co. of N.Y.

The court dismisses an individual's Clean Water Act (CWA) citizen suit against an electricity company for lack of standing. The individual claimed that a company violated the CWA by discharging pollutants into Echo Bay, New York. The...

US Ecology, Inc. v. Department of the Interior

The court holds that a low-level radioactive waste (LLRW) facility developer lacks standing to challenge the Secretary of the Interior's rescission of its previous record of decision approving the sale and transfer of federal land to...

Berry v. Farmland Indus., Inc.

The court holds that individuals lack standing to bring a Clean Air Act (CAA) citizen suit against a petroleum refinery for failing to report certain CAA emissions violations from its catalyst regenerator, but the individuals do have...

Woodland Manor III Assocs., Ltd. Partnership v. McCleod

The court holds that a limited partnership does not have standing to maintain a cause of action under the Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution for temporary inverse condemnation against a state environmental agency that required a...

Southwest Ctr. for Biological Diversity v. Clark

The court holds that environmental groups have standing to bring suit against the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) for failing to redesignate critical habitat for the spikedace and loach minnow even though the groups' members...

Byrd v. EPA

The court affirms a district court's grant of summary judgment to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on a toxicologist's claim that EPA violated the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) by hiring a contractor to convene and...

Duquesne Light Co. v. EPA

The court holds that an electric utility lacks standing to petition for review a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) final rule approving a revision to the new source review program of Pennsylvania's Clean Air Act (CAA) state...

Marathon Oil Co. v. Babbitt

The court affirms a district court dismissal of an oil company's action to obtain an order directing the Secretary of the Interior to restore lands once designated for federal oil and gas leases. The court first holds that the district...

Coho Salmon v. Pacific Lumber Co.

The court holds that environmental organizations have standing to assert an Endangered Species Act (ESA) §9 claim against a lumber company whose timber harvesting operations are allegedly causing the take of coho salmon. The court first...

Animal Legal Defense Fund, Inc. v. Glickman

The court holds that an individual who suffered aesthetic injuries while observing captive animals living under inhumane conditions at a zoo has standing to challenge U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulations as violating the...