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Water Pollution

United States v. Massachusetts

In a case arising from a catastrophic oil spill in Buzzards Bay, a district court granted summary judgment in favor of the United States to find that aspects of the Massachusetts Oil Spill Prevention Act (MOSPA) were preempted by the...

United States v. Massachusetts

The court vacated a lower court decision in favor of the U.S. government in their suit seeking to enjoin enforcement of a Massachusetts law designed to reduce the risk of maritime oil spills and to ensure that adequate resources are...