From the Los Angeles Times:
Appellate judges say the state needs federal approval for the regulation, which was designed to cut pollution generated by ports.
A federal appeals court Wednesday rejected a state regulation that reduced emissions from ships, dealing a blow to
The ruling means that the state must seek federal approval before imposing pollution limits on the thousands of cargo ships, cruise ships and other marine vessels that visit its ports.
The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled that California's new regulation is preempted by federal law. The Clean Air Act allows California to set its own standards for various vehicles and engines if it receives waivers from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The state argued that in this case it didn't technically need a waiver, but the judges disagreed....MORE
HT: Environmental Capital