Last week, a split panel in the Ninth Circuit concluded that ordinary citizens had a sufficient interest in the existence and accuracy of information a NPDES permit holder was required to submit to the Government to confer upon those citizens standing to sue the permit holder for the absence of such information.  But a recent Supreme Court decision ruling is causing some to question whether the Ninth Circuit's word will be the last words.  More here.

The content of this article is intended to provide a general guide to the subject matter. Specialist advice should be sought about your specific circumstances.