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D.C. District Court Announces Standard for Administrative Standing that Could Broadly Enable Third Party Participation in Agency Proceedings Regarding Environmental Claims

September 9, 2018 by bcf27 Litigation

By Samantha Peppers, Executive Editor

In administrative law, third parties may intervene in agency actions so long as they qualify as an "interested person." The D.C. District Court in a recent decision has articulated criteria for determining administrative standing, and in doing so, identified a clear standard for determining whether a party qualifies as an "interested person." The rule from this case is broadly applicable and may be helpful in enabling third party participation in many areas of environmental litigation.