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Environmental citizen suits

Carrie Ahlquist

Environmental citizen suits

by Carrie Ahlquist

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Published by Huxley College of Environmental Studies, Western Washington University in Bellingham, Wash .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (2nd foliation, leaves [1-2]).

StatementCarrie Ahlquist.
SeriesProblem series, Problem series (Huxley College of Environmental Studies)
The Physical Object
Pagination17, [2] leaves ;
Number of Pages17
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13629502M
OCLC/WorldCa48756769

These requirements apply to citizen suits brought pursuant to either citizen suit provisions in specific environmental or natural resources statutes, such as the Clean Water Act and the Endangered Species Act, or the federal Administrative Procedure Act. This book, by one of the nation's first environmental prosecutors, is a detailed guide to environmental enforcement for members of the regulated community and their counsel. Environmental Enforcement: Civil and Criminal explains the potential consequences of enforcement actions and discusses procedures to follow to minimize exposure.

Legitimate concern on the part of permittees over citizen suits could have the unfortunate effect of hampering Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state administration and enforcement. As to the former, the threat of citizen suits is likely to delay the issuance of National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits. Thousands of citizen suits have been successfully brought not only directly against companies that violate pollution-control requirements but also against the federal government for failing to take the steps necessary to establish those pollution controls in the first instance. The MA v. EPA case is a great example. EPA had known for decades.

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Including extensive citations to statutes and regulatory programs cited, the book is organized around environmental topics--civil enforcement, Environmental citizen suits book enforcement, citizen suits, and so on--rather than specific statutes or regulations.

In the United States, a citizen suit is a lawsuit by a private citizen to enforce a statute. Citizen suits are particularly common in the field of environmental law. Citizen suits come in three forms.

First, a private citizen can bring a lawsuit against a citizen, corporation, or government body for engaging in conduct prohibited by the statute. For example, a citizen can sue a corporation. Several environmental groups have been suing Puget Sound-area businesses to enforce environmental laws.

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ENVIRONMENTAL CITIZEN SUITS AND JUDICIAL INTERPRETATION: FIRST TIME TRAGEDY, SECOND TIME FARCE. ROBERT. SNOOK* INTRODUCTION. For over twenty years, the environmental citizen suit has had the potential to be, and has occasionally functioned as, an impor­ tant tool that empowers individual citizens to protect their local en­.

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§ (a), Plaintiffs seek to enforce the provisions of section (a) of the CWA, 33 U.S.C. § (a), which. With the advent of citizen suits in environmental legislation, Congress opened the courts to the public. Citizen suit provisions allowed private citizens to serve as watch-dogs of both industry and government, creating an additional check in the enforcement schemes established by Congress.

Using a case study of environmental debates about air pollution in Pittsburgh during the late s and early s, James Longhurst examines larger trends in citizen activism outside party politics, linking those trends with the rights revolution of the late twentieth : James Longhurst.

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Citizen suits under federal environmental laws have been under fire through criticism of “sue and settle” where agencies, in particular the U.S. EPA, have been accused of intentionally relinquishing statutory discretion for the sake of settling lawsuits without participation by affected third parties.

From this perspective, the scope of citizen suits has broadened. An Overview of Citizen Suits Ⅲ. Legal Hurdles to Citizen Enforcement. Concluding Observations about the Value and Limits of Citizen Suits in U.S.

Environmental Law Ⅰ. Introduction Citizens have long played a direct role in ance, but the availability of citizen suits has allowed citizens to have a particularly strong part in. Citizen Environmental Lawsuits I. Introduction to Citizen Suits A. Purpose: Provide for citizen involvement in environmental enforcement.

Congress made clear that citizen groups are not to be treated as nuisances or troublemakers but rather as welcomed participants. Environmental Citizen Suits: Pre-Suit Notice Chartby Practical Law Litigation Related Content Maintained • USA (National/Federal)A Chart outlining the key statutory provisions on mandatory notice a party must give before filing environmental citizen suits, categorized according to the relevant law.

It includes the notice period, who must be served, and the method for giving notice for each. State Courts, Citizen Suits, and the Enforcement of Federal Environmental Law by Non-Article III Plaintiffs Christopher S.

Elmendorf I. INTRODUCTION Environmentalists habitually bring their federal claims to federal court. Only a handful of citizen suits under national environmental statutes have surfaced in the state courts. Since the Act gives private citizens standing to bring suit to enforce the law, actions brought under it are often referred to as “citizen suits.” Some champion the benefits of the expanded role of citizens in environmental governance that citizen suit provisions can offer.

John-Mark Stensvaag is the Charlotte and Frederick Hubbell Professor of Environmental and Natural Resources Law at the University of Iowa College of Law, where he teaches Environmental Law, Citizen Enforcement of Environmental Laws, Civil Procedure, and Evidence.

The advent of meaningful citizen suits in China could be a watershed moment in environmental litigation, much as it was decades ago in the United States. Historically, enforcement of environmental laws in China has been lax, in part because of the country’s decentralized legal system that leaves local environmental protection boards with most.He designed the nation’s first course in Constitutional Environmental Law, and will shortly publish a book on the subject for the American Bar Association and the Environmental Law Institute.

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