AES Sparrows Point LNG, Ltd. Liab. Co. v. Smith

ELR Citation: ELR 20117
No(s). 07-1615 (4th Cir. May 19, 2008)

The Fourth Circuit held that the Natural Gas Act (NGA) preempts a county bill prohibiting the siting of any liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal within 1,000 feet from the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. The bill is an amendment to the state's critical management plan (CMP) because it imposes a ...