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Court Sets Novel, But Narrow, Standing Precedent In Air Act Citizen Suit

January 13, 2022
The recent appellate ruling upholding a Utah environmental group’s standing to bring an enforcement action against parties responsible for mobile source emission violations under the Clean Air Act (CAA) sets a novel but narrow precedent in an area of the law that had long been considered limited to EPA, attorneys say. But while the panel holding by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit granted first-time standing to a private party to bring an enforcement action for mobile...

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