Louisiana Sues DOI Over Oil Revenue Rule Change

Law360, New York (December 21, 2011, 7:11 PM EST) -- Louisiana filed suit in Washington on Monday challenging changes made by the U.S. Department of the Interior to offshore oil revenue distribution rules, which the state says could cost it $2.81 million in back fees and shrink its take of oil money in the future.

The complaint, filed in Washington federal court by the state of Louisiana and several of its agencies, alleges the Interior Department and its Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and Office of Natural Resources Revenue violated public notice laws and acted capriciously...
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