Citizen suit abuse
The Daily Caller reports here on use and abuse of the citizen suit provision of federal environmental laws, with an interesting comparison between Earthjustice and PLF. The report may surprise you. Here is a snippet:
The [Daily Caller News Foundation] found many environmental groups, law firms and attorneys have sued the government for millions of dollars in what are called “citizen suits.” Such lawsuits are often environmentalists looking to force a federal agency to issue more regulations.
“Citizen suits are often brought to enlarge environmental regulation beyond the scope of statutory authority and congressional intent, frequently with the willing help of overzealous bureaucrats and sympathetic judges,” Reed Hopper, an attorney with the Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF), told TheDCNF.
Read the report for more detail.
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