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Energy Management Corp. v. Shreveport, City of

The court held that a local ordinance that forbids any new oil and gas drilling within 1,000 feet of a lake is "preempted" by state law rather than "invalid." As explained by a prior panel of the court, a state statute expressly...

Energy Management Corp. v. Shreveport, City of

The Fifth Circuit held that a local ordinance that prevents a corporation that owns state-granted mineral interests under and around a lake from drilling within 1,000 feet of that lake is preempted by Louisiana's comprehensive...