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Citizen’s Guide: Fighting Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation

Ohio Environmental Council, November 1, 2012

Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPP Suits) in the context of environmental law are sometimes used by polluters to silence public involvement or community opposition to a proposed project or possible environmental violation.

This guide explains how these lawsuits hinder public involvement and how those faced with such lawsuits can prevent and/or survive them.