LA's Clean Truck Program Is Preempted: 9th Circ.

Law360, New York (March 24, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has reversed a lower court's decision in favor of a Los Angeles program that aimed to impose greener trucking operations on one of the nation’s major ports, holding that the ban on older trucks was preempted by federal law.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit concluded Friday that the clean truck program implemented by Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach was preempted by the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act, and instructed the lower court to reconsider halting much...
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