Methanex v.US – 2005 (866) – Canadian investor is largest producer of methanol, used to produce MTBE, known animal carcinogen/possible human carcinogen. MBTE contamination is serious concern in CA – governor signed executive order requiring phaseout of MBTE. Methanex says – not based on scientific evidence.
Tribunal – lacked jurisdiction over M’s claim. Let them submit amended claim.
BRIBERY – ethanol company. When banned MBTE, then indicated ethanol as preferred replacement
no violation of “national treatment” - CA ban had same effect on American investors/investments in methanol