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Environmental Law

Standing in Environmental Cases

Standing in Environmental Cases

Learn about the standing requirement of judicial review that has been established in environmental law, including an overview of the key cases of Sierra Club v. Morton and Lujan v. Defenders of Wildlife.


The lesson Judicial Review of Environmental Regulation explained the judicial review process and the requirements for commencing judicial review, including exhaustion, ripeness, and jurisdiction. In this lesson, you’ll learn about standing, which is the final element that must be met in order for judicial review to occur. In order to challenge an agency action, the party bringing the complaint must have standing. A party has standing to challenge a particular agency action when that party...