Memo from David A. Dean to Governor William P. Clements, Jr., regarding establishment of a special committee of the National Governor's Association on Outer Continental Shelf Leasing, July 23, 1981
Memo from General Counsel David A. Dean to Governor William P. Clements, Jr., regarding establishment of a special committee of the National Governor's Association (NGA) on Outer Continental Shelf Leasing, July 23, 1981. The memo addresses the allocation of oil leases among state and federal governments.
Dean, David A. (David Allen), 1948-
Clements, William P., 1917-2011
National Governor's AssociationUnited States. Department of the Interior
Offshore oil industry
"Texas Governor Term 1, 1979-1982"
Texas A&M University
Cushing Memorial Library and Archives
"Governor William P. Clements, Jr. Official State Papers, 1st Term, 1979-1983"
General Counsel | 1st term
Texas State library and archives commission
Clements Texas Papers
• Governor's Office of General Austin, Texas 78711 Counsel and Criminal Justice Phone (512) 475-3021 July 23, 1981 MEMO TO: WILLIAM P. CLEMENTS, JR. FROM: DAVID A. DEAN RE: ESTABLISHMENT OF A SPECIAL COMMITTEE OF THE NGA ON OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF LEASING Attached please find (1) a letter from you to Governor Busbee requesting that he establish a special committee, consisting of the 22 coastal Governors, to help resolve the impasse with the DOI over an equitable state-federal distribution of Federal offshore lease revenues within 3 miles of each state's seaward boundary; (2) a letter to each of the 22 Governors explaining the significance of this issue and the need to develop a united front in dealing with DOI; and (3) a draft position paper on the issue which offers a possible solution. Bob Armstrong agrees that this approach deserves a try. We have visited with Bob about a 50-50 division of bonuses and production revenues. While he joins us in believing a 50-50 division will probably be unattainable, he indicates it would be a good starting point. Recommendation: that you call Governor George Busbee, (404) 656-1776, and tell him of the concept and that after your discussion with him that the attached letters and position paper be mailed. Georgia is an affected state and I can see no reason why Busbee would not support this proposal. DAVID A. DEAN General Counsel