Feds Score 5th Circ. Win In Texas Drilling Case

Law360, New York (January 10, 2011, 3:52 PM EST) -- The U.S. National Park Service has won its challenge to a district court's finding that it wrongly restricted the rights of a consortium of energy companies to extract oil and gas from the Padre Island National Seashore.

A three judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit reversed and remanded the lower court's decision Friday, ruling that the federal and state laws that established the protected seashore do not afford Dunn-McCampbell Royalty Interest Inc. the rights of egress and ingress that drilling...
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