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

ELR Citation: ELR 20281
No(s). 97-35010 (9th Cir. Nov 24, 1998)

A judge dissents from the Ninth Circuit's decision not to rehear a case addressing the Oil Pollution Act's (OPA's) preemptive effect on Washington State's oil spill prevention regulations. The initial Ninth Circuit opinion held that the OPA did not preempt the majority of the state's oil spill regul...