Okla. Landowner Says BIA, Oil Co. Can't Dodge Lease Claims

Law360, New York (October 28, 2016, 7:10 PM EDT) -- An Oklahoma landowner urged a federal judge Thursday to reject Ceja Corp.’s bid to end a suit claiming the Bureau of Indian Affairs flouted environmental law when approving some of the company’s oil and gas leases and permits on the Osage Nation reservation, claiming the company has continued to trespass on the landowner's property based on those invalid approvals.

Lyman Gilbert Lenker, the trustee for the Virginia Lenker Irrevocable Trust, sued the BIA, its director and Ceja in August, alleging the agency violated the National Environmental Policy Act by approving an oil and gas lease between Ceja and the tribe in...

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Oklahoma Northern

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August 12, 2016

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