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The Court-Side Seat: FERC Reviews, Panda Power Plaints and Sovereign Immunity

By Anthony B. Cavender

Here is a short report on new environmental law decisions, regulations and laws.
Massachusetts Lobsterman’s Association v. Raimondo, Secretary of Commerce
On March 22, 2021, the Supreme Court rejected a petition to review a Presidential decision to invoke the Antiquities Act of 1906 to stipulate as a monument”an area of underwater land on the size of Connecticut” in the Atlantic Ocean. This activity forbids all sorts of economic activity, which forced the filing of lawsuit in the First Circuit hard that this designation. Chief Justice Roberts supported the Court’s denial of certiorari, however, remarked that a more powerful legal case may persuade the Court to review such liberal applications of the Antiquities Act.
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