Recognizing that private citizens have generally been unable to obtain judicial review of state agency decisions affecting the environment, the General Assembly of Virginia recently resolved to study whether "the citizens of the Commonwealth are provided with adequate remedies for the protection of environmental interests. . ." Specifically, the General Assembly requested that the Institute of Environmental Negotiation at the University of Virginia form a committee to examine the problem and deliver its findings and recommendations during the Assembly's 1992 Session.
W. S. Magargee,
Protecting the Environment: Creating a Citizen Standing-to-Sue Statute in Virginia,
U. Rich. L. Rev.
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