March 05, 2009
Discussion Topic: Bush Administration v. Environmental Groups
By Dave Hurteau
From The New York Times:
Advocacy groups cannot challenge federal regulations on public lands unless they can prove they are themselves directly threatened by the proposed rules, the Supreme Court ruled in a split decision today.
In a 5-4 ruling, the justices sided with the Bush administration, which argued that environmental groups do not have the standing to sue the Forest Service on land management policies that might contradict congressional action.
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