Ray v. Atlantic Richfield Co.

ELR Citation: ELR 20255
No(s). 76-930 (U.S. Mar 6, 1978)

In a split decision, the Supreme Court affirms, for the most part, the ruling of a three-judge district court, 7 ELR 20071, that the state of Washington's Tanker Law is unconstitutional because of being preempted by federal law. The Tanker Law regulates oil tanker navigation in Puget Sound through p...