standing http://michiganradio.org en Supreme Court Gives You the Right to Sue the State http://michiganradio.org/post/supreme-court-gives-you-right-sue-state <p>The Michigan Supreme Court says anyone can sue the state if they believe it's acting in a way that harms the environment.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://environmentreport.org/show.php?showID=494">Michigan Radio's Jennifer Guerra talked with Nick Schroeck</a> with the Great Lakes Environmental Law Center to find out what this decision means. He says if a company wants to do something like discharge treated wastewater into a creek or a river, for example, it needs a permit from the state to do so:</p><blockquote><p>“The way our environmental law works, you have to have a permit to pollute, as it were. That means that the state regulates the amount of pollution that’s allowed into the waters of the state.”</p></blockquote><blockquote><p> Tue, 04 Jan 2011 16:11:57 +0000 Rebecca Williams 737 at http://michiganradio.org Supreme Court Gives You the Right to Sue the State