Alaska sues to block low-sulfur fuel requirement for ships

By REUTERS
July 14, 2012 06:22

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The state of Alaska sued the Obama administration on Friday to block environmental regulations that would require ships sailing in southern Alaska waters to use low-sulfur fuel.

The lawsuit, filed in US District Court in Anchorage, challenges the new federal regulations, which require the use of low-sulfur fuel for large marine vessels such as cargo and cruise ships.

The rule is scheduled to be enforced starting on Aug. 1 by the Environmental Protection Agency and the US Coast Guard for ships operating within 322 kilometers of the shores of southeastern and south-central Alaska, according to the lawsuit.

The lawsuit faults the EPA, the Department of Homeland Security and others for using a marine treaty amendment as the basis for the new federal regulations without waiting for ratification of that amendment by the US Senate.


Related Content

Breaking news
February 26, 2018
British police say Leicester blast likely not linked to terrorism

By REUTERS

Israel Weather
  • 11 - 22
    Beer Sheva
    13 - 21
    Tel Aviv - Yafo
  • 9 - 16
    Jerusalem
    12 - 19
    Haifa
  • 15 - 26
    Elat
    12 - 20
    Tiberias