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Explaining the Modernized Leasing and Right-of-Way Regulations for Indian Lands

October 20, 2017

Steptoe’s Jody Cummings co-authored “Explaining the Modernized Leasing and Right-of-Way Regulations for Indian Lands,” a paper prepared for the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Special Institute on Indian Law and Natural Resources. This paper details the Obama Administration’s significant reforms to the regulatory rules governing federal leasing and right of way approvals across tribal lands in Parts 162 and 169 of the Indian title of the federal regulations.