The revenues owed to the mineral-producing states under the Mineral Leasing ACT are not a gift, a handout, or an entitlement but rather are the result of a compromise reached in 1920 that compensation is due to the states for mineral development within their boundaries.
In addition to Colorado, the letter was signed by the top legal officials from Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming.
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Hi George! Could I join your ping list? Thanks and hope you are well. -Bill