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Summers v. Earth Island Inst.

The U.S. Supreme Court held that environmental groups lack standing to challenge U.S. Forest Service regulations exempting certain land management activities from the agency's review process absent a live dispute over the concrete...

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...

Public Citizen, Inc. v. National Highway Safety Admin.

The D.C. Circuit held that a consumer group lacks standing to challenge a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) safety standard requiring a warning system for underinflated tires. The group alleged that some of its...

Louisiana Envtl. Action Network v. McDaniel

A district court dismissed environmental groups' claims that emergency orders issued by the state of Louisiana following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita conflict with and/or are preempted by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA...

Nuclear Info. & Resource Serv. v. NRC

The court holds that petitioners lack standing to challenge a Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) rule that revised regulations governing the exemption standards for the transportation of radioactive material. The petitioners argue that...

Natural Resources Defense Council v. EPA

The court dismisses a petition for review challenging a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule implementing critical use exemptions for methyl bromide, a pesticide with significant ozone-depleting potential. The petitioner...

Hartz Mountain Indus., Inc. v. Polo

A court holds that a construction company and an individual lacked standing to challenge a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' permit allowing a developer to fill waters of the United States in connection with the construction of a mixed-use...

Legal Envtl. Assistance Found. v. EPA

The Eleventh Circuit held that an environmental organization lacks standing to challenge the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) decision not to take any enforcement action against Alabama's and Florida's Title V Clean Air...

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....

Shain v. Veneman

The Eighth Circuit upheld the dismissal of a landowner's lawsuit challenging the USDA's financing of a sewage treatment plant for lack of standing. The landowner argued that in the event of a 100-year flood, the treatment plant...