This is a comprehensive report on “standing”: the legal status necessary to receive a hearing from a court or an administrative board or tribunal that holds hearings. The purposes of this report are to:
Provide an informative update on the law of standing since the last comprehensive reviews of this topic in the 1980’s and 1990’s, with a focus on standing in environmental matters.
Compare the merits of current models of standing on environmental matters based on their positive and negative impacts.
Canvas options and make recommendations for a functional approach to standing at environmental agencies.