Auburn, City of v. United States

ELR Citation: ELR 20096
No(s). s. 96-71051 et al (9th Cir. Sep 3, 1998)

The court holds that the Interstate Commerce Commission Termination Act (ICCTA) preempts state and local environmental review of a rail carrier's reacquisition and reopening of the Stampede Pass railroad line in Washington State. The court first holds that the plain language of two sections of the I...