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Name of Article:
A Shift in Citizen Suit Standing Doctrine: Friends of the Earth, Inc. v. Laidlaw Environmental Services 
Title of Book/Journal:
Ecology Law Quarterly 
Type:
Article 
English Translation:
 
Publication Date:
2001     
Author(s):
Henry, H.P.
 Editor(s):
 
Volume:
28 
Issue: 2
Pages: 233 - 252  
Corporate Author:
 
Publisher:
   
EPA Number:
 
Other Number:
   
Keyword(s):
LAW-CASE LAW-SUPREME COURT
LAW-LITIGATION
U.S. CONGRESS
Comments:
 
 
 
 
    
 
Annotation:
This article discusses how citizen suits seeking to enforce environmental regulations have previously been of very little use to environmental group plaintiffs. The United States Supreme Court has traditionally interpreted constitutional standing requirements narrowly to deny such actions to most citizen suit plaintiffs. The Court's recent Laidlaw decision signifies a lowering of this bar. The author feels this decision is significant because it offers a somewhat broader definition of constitutional standing requirements and illustrates the Court's willingness to look to Congress' intent when authorizing citizen suit enforcement. The author concludes that in the wake of this decision, citizen suit plaintiffs should have an easier time achieving the standing that Congress intended.
 
 
       
 
 
 

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