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Atlantic Richfield Co. v. Evans

Citation: 7 ELR 20071
No. No. C75-648M, 9 ERC 1876/(D. Wash., 09/23/1976)

A three-judge district court declares the State of Washington's Tanker Law, which regulates oil tanker navigation in Puget Sound, to be preempted by the federal Ports and Waterways Safety Act (PWSA). The court initially declines to hold that the Eleventh Amendment confers sovereign immunity on the state in this instance....

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