Defending Against Citizen Suits Under Environmental Laws Notice, Standing, Jurisdiction, Settlements, and More Under RCRA, CERCLA, CWA, and CAA

Federal environmental laws provide an avenue for citizens to separately enforce environmental laws and permits when they believe governmental agencies have not taken timely action. With less aggressive government enforcement, private individuals or groups step in to enforce environmental laws.

Environmental defense counsel must prepare to overcome procedural and strategic challenges in citizen suits. To prevail in a citizen suit, counsel must carefully navigate challenges from stringent notice requirements to fee provisions and costs incurred and sought.

Recent court decisions and EPA actions impact how counsel and parties involved in citizen suits proceed.

Listen as our panel of experts examines citizen suit litigation from initial notice to final resolution and also discusses recent developments in the law that impact citizen suits. The panel will provide best practices to minimize the risks of being hit with a citizen suit.

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