Supreme Court Shakes Up Oil Industry, Rules Half of Oklahoma Land Belongs to Native Tribes

Source: Inside Climate News

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A Supreme Court ruling yesterday declaring that nearly half of Oklahoma remains Native American reservation land is worrying oil executives who fear the change will bring increased federal regulation. In a 5-4 decision, the high court found that 19 million acres of land in the state are part of the Muscogee (Creek), Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw and Seminole Nations’ reservations.


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