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Access to Courts After Massachusetts v. EPA: Who Has Been Left Standing?

May 3, 2007

Following oral arguments in the case of Massachusetts v. EPA last November, ELI brought together three prominent attorneys in the environmental and citizen advocacy fields to discuss the ramifications of a potential new standing ruling on environmental plaintiffs and beyond. Now that the Court has issued its ruling upholding plaintiffs’ challenge to EPA’s failure to regulate greenhouse gases, legal scholars across the country have begun to dissect the implications of this significant ruling. On May 3, 2007, ELI brought together panelists to revisit the standing doctrine in light of the Massachusetts decision and what it portends for future environmental cases.

Moderator:
Jamison Colburn
, Professor, Western New England College of Law and Chair of the ABA’s Constitutional Law Committee, part of the Section on Environment, Energy, and Resources (SEER)

Panelists:
William W. Buzbee
, Professor of Law and Director of the Emory Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program
Jeffrey B. Clark, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Brian Wolfman, Director, Public Citizen Litigation Group

Click here to download the audio recording of the seminar.