International Ass'n of Indep. Tanker Owners v. Locke

ELR Citation: ELR 21397
No(s). 97-35010 (9th Cir. Jun 18, 1998)

The court holds that 15 of Washington State's 16 best achievable protection (BAP) oil spill prevention regulations are not preempted by federal law. The court first holds that the BAP regulations are not preempted by the Oil Pollution Act (OPA). OPA Ā§1018 provides that nothing in the OPA preempts s...