Monthly Archives: July 2016

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Navajo Nation - San Juan River

Navajo Nation closes in on water rights settlement

It appears that the Navajo Nation, the federal Bureau of Reclamation, and the State of Utah are closing in on a settlement over the Utah Navajo’s water rights to the San Juan River.  While the settlement must still be approved by Congress, the aforementioned parties are all in agreement on a settlement they say is both fair and likely to calm uncertainty as it relates to the San Juan River, which is a major tributary of the Colorado River that

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PSC - Well Lease Agreement

PSC decision over well lease stands

In a recent case before the Utah Court of Appeals, a decision by the Utah Public Service Commission (“PSC”) involving a well lease agreement originating in 1977 was at issue.  In Dansie v. Public Service Commission, the court was asked to determine whether PSC had exceeded its jurisdiction when it concluded that the well lease was void and unenforceable. 1977 Well Lease Agreement and Subsequent Amendment In 1977, Jesse H. Dansie (the Dansie Trust’s predecessor) entered into a well lease

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