United States v. Puerto Rico

ELR Citation: ELR 20641
No(s). 01-2124 (1st Cir. Apr 24, 2002)

The court holds that federal sovereign immunity bars an action initiated by the commonwealth of Puerto Rico's environmental agency in an effort to impose restrictions on the U.S. Navy's extraction of waters from a river. During World War II, the Navy obtained a permit from the commonwealth to extrac...