DC Circ. Orders Feds To Revisit Fuel-Cell Travel Ban

Law360, Los Angeles (January 31, 2014, 7:53 PM EST) -- The D.C. Circuit on Friday ordered the federal government to re-evaluate a rule barring airline passengers and crew from carrying in their checked baggage butane-powered micro fuel cells used as alternatives to batteries to power portable electronics, citing dissimilar treatment of aerosols and other products containing flammable gas.

A three-judge appellate panel sided with petitioner and micro fuel cell manufacturer Lilliputian Systems Inc., which challenged the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration rule as arbitrary and capricious under the Administrative Procedure Act, and remanded the rule...
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