Judge Wrongly Nixed Air Quality Suit: NRDC To 9th Circ.

Law360, Los Angeles (June 8, 2011, 5:50 PM EDT) -- An attorney for the National Resources Defense Council told the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday that a California federal judge erred in ruling it could not pursue a citizen suit challenging the implementation of a local environmental authority’s clean air plan.

“Our allegation isn’t that the program is improperly constructed. Our allegation is that it is improperly implemented,” plaintiffs’ attorney Angela Johnson Meszaros told a three-judge panel. “We want the district court to acknowledge that we have a right to be before the district court and present...
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