California ex rel. Sacramento Metro. Air Quality Management Dist. v. United States

ELR Citation: ELR 20493
No(s). CIV. S-98-0437 FCD JFM (E.D. Cal. Nov 13, 1998)

The court holds that a local air pollution control agency cannot seek civil penalties from a U.S. Air Force base for past violations of the Clean Air Act (CAA) and state law. The court first holds that Congress, through the CAA, did not waive U.S. sovereign immunity from liability for civil penaltie...

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