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Coastal Petroleum Co. v. United States

ELR Citation: ELR 20193
Nos. No. 309-72, 524 F.2d 1206/(Ct. Cl., 10/22/1975)

Under the federal government's navigation servitude, compensation need not be paid to a lessee for minerals below the mean high watermark of Florida's Lake Okeechobee that have been used by the Corps of Engineers to construct a flood control levee. Plaintiff's mineral-drilling lease applies to all minerals, including limestone. Collins v....

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