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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...

Churchill County v. Babbitt

The court holds that a city and county have standing to challenge the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) for implementing a water rights acquisition plan in Nevada before preparing a programmatic environmental impact statement (PEIS...

Animal Legal Defense Fund, Inc. v. Glickman

The court holds that an animal welfare group and three individuals lack standing to challenge a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal Welfare Act (AWA) regulation that allows exhibitors of captive primates to develop independent...

California Forestry Ass'n v. Thomas

The court holds that timber companies, a trade association, and a county lack constitutional and prudential standing to challenge the U.S. Forest Service's interim guidelines on managing spotted owl habitat in California's western...

Region 8 Forest Serv. Timber Purchasers Council v. Alcock

The court holds that timber companies and an industry trade association lack standing to bring claims under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Endangered Species Act (ESA), and the National Forest Management Act (NFMA)...

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...