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Environmental Law

Judicial Review of Environmental Regulation

Learn about the judicial review process under the Administrative Procedure Act, the aspect of administrative law that has had the biggest impact on environmental law.


Judicial review lies at the intersection of administrative law and environmental law. In this lesson, you’ll learn about the judicial review process of agency actions under the Administrative Procedure Act.

Because they often arise in the environmental law context, this lesson will cover the issues of exhaustion, ripeness, and jurisdiction. The issue of standing is discussed in detail in the lesson Standing in Environmental Cases.

Broadly, the judicial review process occurs when agency...