South Dakota High Court Reverses, Remands; Compulsory Pooling Violated State Law

Mealey's (June 18, 2015, 11:39 AM EDT) -- PIERRE, S.D. — The Supreme Court of South Dakota on May 6 reversed and remanded a lower court’s ruling, concluding that South Dakota Board of Minerals and Environment failed to comply with state law pertaining to pooling orders when it forced a mineral rights holder to participate in a compulsory pool that allowed a company to drill for oil using horizontal hydraulic fracturing (In The Matter of the Petition of Luff Exploration Company, No. 27147, S.D. Sup.; 2015 S.D. LEXIS 61).

(Opinion available. Document #94-150609-004Z.)...
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