Energy Cos. Urge High Court To Revive DOI Oil Lease Claims

Law360, New York (May 2, 2013, 7:37 PM EDT) -- Several Utah counties and energy producers have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to renew claims that the U.S. Department of the Interior wrongfully withdrew their oil and gas drilling leases, arguing that the Tenth Circuit set a dangerous precedent by ruling that a private memo between two federal and state officials qualified as an official notice of the cancellation.

In a pair of petitions, three Utah counties, Impact Energy Resources LLC and other energy producers fault federal appeals and district courts for treating a private memo...
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