Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Grants Standing to Citizen Group
- Environmental groups could sue smelting plant over discharges. // American Machinist;Jul2000, Vol. 144 Issue 7, p76
Discusses the United States Court of Appeals' ruling on the citizens lawsuit filed by environmental groups, Friends of the Earth (FOE) and Citizens Local Environmental Action Network (CLEAN) against Gaston Copper Recycling Corp., owner and operator of a nonferrous metals smelting facility in...
- Issuance of NPDES Permits Renders CWA Citizen Lawsuits Moot. Stiegler, Mayo H. // Journal: American Water Works Association;Oct2003, Vol. 95 Issue 10, p38
Reports on the ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit which stated that claims for civil penalties brought by environmental groups under the citizen suit provisions of the Clean Water Act (CWA) were rendered moot by the issuance of National Pollution Discharge Elimination...
- Are Citizen Suits Unconstitutional? Lazarus, Richard // Environmental Forum;Mar/Apr2002, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p12
Highlights the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in the case Friends of Earth v. Laidlaw Environmental Services which deals with Article II of the Constitution. Details of the pertinent clauses in Article II; Gist of the constitutional challenge to citizen suits under the article.
- A Shift in Citizen Suit Standing Doctrine: Friends of the Early, Inc. v. Laidlaw Environmental Services. Henry, Hudson P. // Ecology Law Quarterly;2001, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p233
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....
- Mountaintop Mining and Proposed Rule Change Will Waste Clean Water Act. Rosenberg, Daniel L. // National Wetlands Newsletter;Jul/Aug2000, Vol. 22 Issue 4, p1
Examines the impact of the mountaintop-mining lawsuit 'Bragg v. Robertson' in West Virginia on the U.S. Clean Water Act and the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act. Filing of a legal complaint by ten West Virginia citizens and the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy against the West...
- The dog in court. Morse, H. Newcomb // Dog World;Mar1998, Vol. 83 Issue 3, p85
Presents information on a suit against the Michigan Humane Society by George Richardson. Reason for the suit; Information on the ruling of the court.
- Friends of the Earth v. Laidlaw and the Increasingly Broad Standard for Citizen Standing to Sue in Environmental Litigation. Noble, James M. // Natural Resources Journal;Spring2002, Vol. 42 Issue 2, p415
Examines the U.S. Supreme Court decision on the case Friends of the Earth versus Laidlaw Environmental Services Inc. regarding citizen standing to sue in environmental litigation. Facts of the case; Discussion of the opinions and reasoning of the Court and the justices in the case; Analysis of...
- FRIENDS OF THE EARTH, INC., et al. v. LAIDLAW ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES (TOC), INC.: certiorari to the united states court of appeals for the fourth circuit. // Supreme Court Cases: The Twenty-first Century (2000 - Present);2009, p1
This article presents information on U.S. Supreme Court case Friends of the Earth, Inc., et al. v. Laidlaw Environmental Services (TOC), Inc., case number 98-822, argued on October 12, 1999 and decided on January 12, 2000. The case is rooted from the purchase of a facility in Roebuck, South...
- PIL by IDA demands Ban on Pan Masala, Gutkha in Uttar Pradesh. // IDA Times;Aug2012, Vol. 8 Issue 8, p5
The article reports that the Uttar Pradesh State Branch of the Indian Dental Association (IDA) has filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) to prohibit the manufacture and sale of pan masala and gutkha containing tobacco and nicotine in Uttar Pradesh, India.