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Vol. 16, No. 7 Week of February 13, 2011
Providing coverage of Alaska and northern Canada's oil and gas industry


Court: Native family due $4.9 million

Judgment goes against federal government, but burden could rest with BP and partners in land dispute on Alaska’s North Slope

Wesley Loy

For Petroleum News

An Alaska Native family is entitled to recover damages of more than $4.9 million for unauthorized use of its land for oil production, a federal judge has ruled. The judgment is against the U.S. government, which the judge determined had breached its trust responsibility by allowing the improper use....

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