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Gulf Oil Corp. v. Morton

Citation: 2 ELR 20450
No. No. 71-1669-FW, 345 F. Supp. 685/4 ERC 1249/(C.D. Cal., 06/21/1972)

The Secretary of the Interior acted ultra vires when he suspended Santa Barbara Channel oil leases, made pursuant to the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, to allow Congress to consider legislation that would permanently prohibit drilling in the Channel....

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