Calif. Court Revives Oil Drilling Royalties Settlement

Law360 (July 18, 2018, 9:11 PM EDT) -- A California appeals court partially reversed a trial court and allowed a settlement that permitted the city of Whittier and a conservation authority to share royalties from an oil and gas development, deciding that it didn't violate a proposition aimed at funding recreational projects.

In a Tuesday opinion, the appeals court said that royalties from a drilling project can be provided in part to Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority despite the lower court's contention that it could improperly spend that money on initiatives outside the purpose of Proposition A, a 1992 voter-approved measure to fund recreation and quality-of-life efforts in Los Angeles...

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