Maine v. M/V Tomano

ELR Citation: ELR 20567
No(s). 13-114 (D. Me. Apr 26, 1973)

The state of Maine may bring suit in its parens patriae capacity to recover damages resulting from the discharge of oil into Casco Bay. The state has an independent interest in the quality of her coastal waters sufficient to justify a parens patriae suit. See Hawaii v. Standard Oil of California, 2 ...