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Southern Ute Indian Tribe v. Amoco Prod. Co.

ELR Citation: ELR 21370
Nos. 94-1579, 119 F.3d 816/(10th Cir., 07/16/1997)

The court holds that the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, as the successor-in-interest to the U.S. reservation of coal under 1909 and 1910 coal land acts, owns coal bed methane (CBM) on tribal land, despite coal extraction leases held by private companies....

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