Alaska Can't Escape Air Emissions Rule For Ships

Law360, New York (September 18, 2013, 4:51 PM EDT) -- An Alaska federal judge on Tuesday rejected the state's challenge to an emissions control area forcing ships off the state's coast to use low-sulfur fuel, finding that the federal government's decision to impose the requirement was not subject to judicial review.

U.S. District Judge Sharon L. Gleason tossed the state's suit claiming the U.S. State Department illegally accepted the ECA as an amendment to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, known commonly as MARPOL, and that the amendment would cause economic harm to...
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