Memo from David A. Dean to Governor William P. Clements, Jr., regarding litigation to force Department of Interior to comply with Outer Continental Shelf Leasing Act and to pull down certain offshore leases scheduled for sale Tuesday, July 31, 1979
Memo from General Counsel David A. Dean to Governor William P. Clements, Jr., regarding litigation to force Department of Interior to comply with Outer Continental Shelf Leasing Act and to pull down certain offshore leases scheduled for sale Tuesday, July 31, 1979. Dean describes working with Texas Land Commissioner Bob Armstrong to try to claim oil leases and revenue for Texas, rather than allow the leases to be sold by the federal government.
Dean, David A. (David Allen), 1948-
Clements, William P., 1917-2011
Armstrong, BobUnited States. Department of the Interior
Petroleum industry and trade--Government policyOffshore oil well drilling
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Office of the Governor 2-27-79 TO: WILLIAM P. CLEMENT $-, JR. FROM: DAVID A. DEAN RE: Austin, Texas 78711 ,Phone (512) 475-3021 MEMO LITIGATION TO FORCE D.O.I. TO COMPLY WITH OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF LEASING ACT AND TO PULL DOWN CERTAIN OFFSHORE LEASES SCHEDULED FOR SALE TUESDAY JULY 31, 1979 Bob Armstrong has recopmended that since the federal government has failed to comply with the requiremen0Aove mentioned Act and has failed to negotiate with the State of Texas on proper offshore leasing terms and procedures that the proposed lease sale of 5 to 22 tracts adjacent to Texas lands in the Gulf Coast be enjoined until such time as the federal government comes into compliance. Texas' tract 14L is one of the hotest producers along this area of the coast. is so good that the state was able to receive a 44% royalty interest which will esculate to 55% in a year and a half. At this current royalty rate Texas will receive $55 - $65 million per year. The federal government proposes to lease adjacent lands retaining only a 1/6 royalty interest. This will result in greater exploration of the tracts adjacent to ours and could well result in substantial drainage of our tract. The legal petition has already been drafted and Bob Armstrong is discussing the details of the litigation with the Attorney General this morning. DAVID A. DEAN General Counsel