Environmentalists must show direct harm to sue

by Cate Moore on February 3, 2015

Summers v Earth Island Institute – a case for forestry’s legal toolkit

In a September 2009 PLF newsletter, PLF summarizes the case as follows:

“The court restricted environmental organizations from challenging forest cleanup plans when the environmentalists cannot show they suffered direct harm. ┬áSaid PLF Litigation Director Jim Burling: This ruling┬ámakes it harder for environmental groups with an ideological agenda to block responsible forest-management plans to clear away dead and rotting timber.”


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