Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Event Date



Hot Topics series (University of Colorado, Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center)


14 pages.

Collection of 3 papers presented at the Hot Topics in Natural Resources Law program held on Nov. 1, 1995.

Includes bibliographical references.


Environmental regulation of oil and gas development on tribal lands : who has authority? / Richard Collins -- Environmental regulation of energy resource development on Indian reservation land / Tom Shipps -- Colorado Oil and Gas [Conservation] Commission jurisdiction over environmental matters on Indian lands / Marla Williams

Jurisdiction to regulate the environmental impacts of oil and gas development on the reservation has been contested by tribes, the state, private land owners and federal agencies. Should the state be able to regulate the environmental consequences of this development? Should the tribes? What is the role of the federal government? These questions will be addressed by CU Law Professor Richard Collins, Durango attorney Tom Shipps, and Marla Williams, Colorado Oil and Gas Commissioner.