NRDC Can't Challenge EPA's Advisory Committee Policy

By Michael Phillis (March 22, 2019, 6:45 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge has thrown out the Natural Resources Defense Council's suit over the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's policy of forbidding agency grant recipients from serving on its advisory committees, deciding the environmental group did not have standing.

U.S. District Judge William H. Pauley said on Thursday that the environmental group could not show that it or its members had been injured directly by the EPA's policy. The NRDC could not show that at the time the suit was filed, its members had been denied a spot on a committee because of the policy or that it sufficiently affected...

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