Amici Curiae Brief of Conservation Groups in Monsanto v. Geertson Seed Farms

45 Pages Posted: 6 Apr 2010

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Eric R. Glitzenstein

Meyer Glitzenstein & Crystal

William S. Eubanks

Meyer Glitzenstein & Eubanks LLP; Vermont Law School

Date Written: April 5, 2010

Abstract

Filed on behalf of three conservation organizations in Monsanto v. Geertson Seed Farms, this brief seeks to inform the United States Supreme Court about the remedies available in NEPA cases under the Administrative Procedure Act, and how that context shapes the discretion of federal district courts to provide different forms of relief to remedy a NEPA violation consistent with the statute. Additionally, the brief analyzes the statutory scheme and purpose embodied in NEPA in explaining that localized and regionalized environmental impacts can serve as the basis for irreparable injury warranting injunctive relief under NEPA, irrespective of whether the unlawful conduct will cause nationwide or worldwide environmental harm.

Keywords: Supreme Court, Amicus, National Environmental Policy Act, NEPA, Administrative Procedure Act, APA, Vacatur, Remedy, Injunction, Injunctive Relief, Environmental Injury, Species

Suggested Citation

Glitzenstein, Eric R. and Eubanks, William S., Amici Curiae Brief of Conservation Groups in Monsanto v. Geertson Seed Farms (April 5, 2010). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1585344 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1585344

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