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Document Type

Article

Media Type

Text

Abstract

The conservationist purpose of several environmental statutes is eroding. This casenote examines the Supreme Court's decision in Bennett v. Spear, in which the Court expanded standing by holding that even commercial entities may sue under the Endangered Species Act's citizen suit provision. The Note traces the progression and development of standing, both generally and with respect to federal environmental statutes. It then analyzes the Bennett v. Spear decision, focusing on the Supreme Court's shift away from environmental interests and toward those of commerce. Finally, the author offers three strategies to restore the environmental protectionist purpose of the Endangered Species Act.

First Page

553

Last Page

574

Publication Date

7-1-1998

Department

College of Law

ISSN

0734-1490

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University Law Review

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Law Commons

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