The Weakest Link For Climate Change Plaintiffs

Law360, New York (November 21, 2013, 11:31 PM EST) -- In a case seeking to compel the Washington Department of Ecology and two regional agencies in the state of Washington to regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the environmental organizations that brought the lawsuit lacked standing to sue under Article III of the United States Constitution. Washington Environmental Council v. Bellon (9th Cir. No. 12-35323, Oct. 17, 2013). The court accordingly ordered that the case be dismissed for lack of subject matter jurisdiction.

The plaintiffs claimed...
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