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Steel Company v. Citizens for a Better Environment

Docket No.: 96-643
Argued: October 6, 1997
Decided: March 4, 1998

Topics:

Article 3, Section 2, Paragraph 1: Case or Controversy Requirement, Judicial Power, Standing to Sue, Article I, Bivens action, Civil Procedure, Clean Water, Clean Water Act, EPA, Environmental Protection Agency, Fair Housing Act, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Federal Water Pollution Control, Fifth Amendment, Natural Resources, Seventh Amendment, Title VII, Zoning, judicial review, separation of powers, statutory standing, untimely filing

Petitioner: Steel Company
Respondent: Citizens for a Better Environment

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SEVENTH CIRCUIT
Citation: 90 F.3d 1237
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket


523 U.S. 83 (1998)
Question:

Does an environmental organization have standing to bring suit against companies that fail to meet the Emergency Planning And Community Right-To-Know Act Of 1986's deadlines for filing toxic- and hazardous-chemical storage and emission reports? Does the EPCRA authorize suits for purely past violations?

Steel Company v. Citizens for a Better Environment
ORAL ARGUMENT

October 06, 1997

Holding: vacated and remanded
Decision: Decision: 9 votes for Steel Company, 0 vote(s) against
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