Oil Tanker Regulations

Supporting Regulations
The regulation of waterbikes would mean little if federal maritime law rules allowed vessels, of all sizes, unrestricted use of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. So, we led the effort to provide the local perspective of statewide tanker regulations.

We submitted a brief in support of the State of Washington and environmental groups to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Although most of the regulations were found invalid, the Courts recognized the State's desire to protect the fragile resources of the Puget Sound.
Oil Tankers