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
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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