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Phillips Petroleum Co. v. Mississippi

ELR Citation: ELR 20483
Nos. No. 86-870, 484 U.S. 469/(U.S., 02/23/1988)

In a 5-3 decision, the Court rules that state ownership of lands subject to the public trust doctrine includes nonnavigable tidal lands. Petitioners brought a quiet title action to prevent Mississippi from issuing oil and gas leases for lands several miles north of Mississippi's Gulf Coast....

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