United States v. Manning

ELR Citation: ELR 20119
No(s). s. 06-35613 et al (9th Cir. May 21, 2008)

The Ninth Circuit held that federal law preempts Washington State's Cleanup Priority Act, a statute enacted through the passage of a voter initiative. The Act was intended to "prevent the addition of new radioactive and hazardous waste" at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation site until cleanup of existi...