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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced April 27 that he has joined New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas in suing the U.S. Department of the Interior for delaying the implementation of a rule designed to help taxpayers receive fair royalties from companies that extract oil, gas, and coal from federal lands.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — United States Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch and Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell have announced the U.S. has reached settlements with 17 tribal governments that had alleged the Department of the Interior and the Department of the Treasury mismanaged monetary assets and natural resources held in trust by the U.S. for the benefit of the tribes.