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Amoco Prod. Co. v. Southern Ute Indian Tribe

ELR Citation: ELR 21274
Nos. No. 98-830, 119 S. Ct. 1719/526 U.S. 865/(U.S., 06/07/1999) Rev'd

The Court reverses the Tenth Circuit and holds that U.S. reservation of coal under the Coal Land Acts of 1909 and 1910 did not include coalbed methane (CBM) gas. Consequently, a Native American tribe having equitable title to coal in reservation lands that homesteaders settled under the 1909 and 1910 Acts does not own the CBM gas....

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