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Tank Barges, Tugboats, Buzzards Bay and Oil Spills: NEPA Foul Invalidates Coast Guard Attempt to Preempt Massachusetts Law
Thursday, November 3, 2011
12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Boston Bar Association - 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA
Key counsel will discuss the First Circuit's recent decision in United
States v. Coalition for Buzzards Bay, 644 F.3d 26 (1st Cir. 2011), which is
the latest decision in a long running dispute between federal and state
authorities over precautions required to guard against oil spills from tank
barges sailing through Buzzards Bay. Come hear a lively discussion about
the tension in the positions of the federal and state authorities, the Coast
Guard's effort to preempt state law, and the First Circuit's holding that the
Coast Guard failed to comply with NEPA in doing so. This is sure to be an
informative and enlightening session.
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