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“The Rise and Fall of Article III Standing Requirements in Michigan: A Look at the Michigan Environmental Policy Act,” ABA Section on Environmental Energy and Resources Constitutional Law Committee Newsletter

In this article, Jenner & Block Associate Alexander J. Bandza examines Michigan state courts' brief adoption of Article III standing requirements for citizen-suit plaintiffs as witnessed through several recent appellate decisions interpreting the Michigan Environmental Protection Act (MEPA).  The authors providea background on the Michigan Constitution and MEPA and review the shifting historical treatment of Article III standing requirements for citizen-suit plaintiffs in Michigan.  Mr. Bandzawrote the article with Andrew Armstrong, an attorney at the Environmental Law & Policy Center.   The article appears in the newsletter of the American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources Constitutional Law Committee.