Maritrans, Inc. v. United States

ELR Citation: ELR 21068
No(s). 96-483 C (Fed. Cl. Mar 11, 1999)

The court holds that the passage of the Oil Pollution Act (OPA), which requires single-hulled oil tankers to be retrofitted with double hulls or be phased out of service, did not effect a taking of shipping companies' oil tankers. The court first holds that when the companies built or acquired the v...