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Associational standing

Federal Forest Resource Coalition v. Vilsack

A district court held that trade associations and nonprofit corporations representing members of the timber industry lack standing to challenge the Forest Service's 2012 planning rule governing development of individual land and...

Citizens for Better Forestry v. Department of Agric.

The Ninth Circuit held that an environmental group is not entitled to attorneys fees in their action challenging a USDA regulation that the agency withdrew while the case was pending. The group alleged that the USDA violated NEPA, the...

GrassRoots Recycling Network v. EPA

The court dismisses a petition challenging a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule allowing the director of an approved state landfill to grant variances from EPA criteria for sanitary landfills. The environmental group...

Citizens for Better Forestry v. Department of Agric.

The court reverses a district court decision that environmental groups failed to establish both standing and ripeness in their National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Endangered Species Act (ESA) challenges to a U.S. Department of...

Utility Air Regulatory Group v. EPA

The court denies an electric utility association's petition to review the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) interpretation of its state and federal operating permit program regulations. According to EPA, the regulations...

Sierra Club v. EPA

The court holds that an environmental group and a trade association lack standing to challenge the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) hazardous wastewater treatment sludge rule promulgated under the Resource Conservation and...

Taubman Realty Group Ltd. Partnership v. Mineta

The court holds that the owner of a retail development lacked standing to bring Federal-Aid Highway Act (FAHA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) actions against the Secretary of Transportation and the Federal Highway...

Interfaith Community Org. v. Honeywell Int'l, Inc.

The court holds that an association of churches has standing to bring a Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) citizen suit against the owner of a site contaminated with chromium, but that issues of imminent and substantial...

American Petroleum Inst. v. EPA

The court vacates a portion of a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulation in which it determined that oil-bearing wastewaters generated by the petroleum refining industry are solid wastes under the Resource Conservation and...

Texans United for a Safe Economy Educ. Fund v. Crown Cent. Petroleum Corp.

The court holds that environmental groups have standing to bring a Clean Air Act (CAA) action against a Texas oil refinery for violating hydrogen and sulfur dioxide emission standards and further holds that a state environmental agency'...