Nos. 80-2297, 80-2302.

683 F.2d 427 (1982)

TEXAS OIL AND GAS CORPORATION, Appellant, v. James G. WATT, Secretary of the United States Department of the Interior. (Two cases)

United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit.

Decided June 11, 1982.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Bradley D. Jesson, Fort Smith, Ark., and Craig R. Carver, Denver, Colo., with whom John A. Carver, Jr., Denver, Colo., James W. McDade, Washington, D. C., Jason Warran, and Marilyn R. Saint-Just were on the briefs, for appellant.

Jerry Jackson, Atty., Dept. of Justice, Washington, D. C., with whom Jacques B. Gelin, Atty., Dept. of Justice, Washington, D. C., was on the brief, for appellee. James W. Moorman, Kay L. Richman, and Edward J. Shawaker, Attys., Dept. of Justice, Washington, D. C., also entered appearances for appellee.

Alan S. Novins, Washington, D. C., with whom Martin Lobel, Lee Ellen Helfrich, Washington, D. C., and Robert Roberts, III, Shreveport, La., were on the brief, for amicus curiae, Arkla Exploration Co., urging affirmance in No. 80-2297.

Before ROBB and MIKVA, Circuit Judges, and LUMBARD, Senior Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit.

Opinion for the Court filed by Circuit Judge MIKVA.

MIKVA, Circuit Judge:

This case involves appeals by Texas Oil & Gas Corp. ("TXO") from judgments of the district court upholding a decision of the Secretary of the Interior that cancelled oil and gas leases issued to TXO for parcels of land at Fort Chaffee, Arkansas; rejected TXO's outstanding lease applications for lands at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana; and declared a moratorium on oil and gas...

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