Democrats Urge DOJ To Take Up Oil Royalty Case

Law360, New York (November 8, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- A group of House Democrats have lent their voices to the fight against a recent Louisiana court decision that lawmakers fear will let energy companies off the hook from paying the federal government billions of dollars in lost royalties on oil and natural gas leases.

On Wednesday, Democratic lawmakers from the U.S. House of Representatives expressed outrage over a judge's ruling that the Department of Interior could not impose price thresholds that would require Anadarko Corp. and unit Kerr-McGee Oil & Gas Corp. to pay royalties...
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