;xSTx;br;xETx;;xNLx;;xSTx;br;xETx;;xNLx;;xNLx;The following is a timeline of internal oil and gas industry memos, as well as laws, legal decisions, and enforcement actions relating to industry activities over the last several decades.;xNLx;
Renders it unlawful to make the flow of water more burdensome.
It shall not be lawful for any person to impair the usefulness of any levee built by the United States.
"...oil and water flowed over the lands of the plaintiff, killing his trees, destroying his crops and pasturage, and polluting the fresh water..."
Fresh water, whether above or below the surface, shall be protected from pollution, whether in drilling or plugging.
"...the salt water has already destroyed approximately 11,500 board feet of timber, for which, in all probability, a damage claim will be made..."
"...the statutes of several states make it obligatory...to prevent the escape of waste from our properties...It's only a question of time..."
Prohibits discharge "into the coastal or other waters of the State any waste...which will change the chemical composition of the waters."
The company "dispersed such a large quantity of crude oil around their operations that it spread...over these waters for miles."
Oil company seeks injunction, saying state regulators could cause it to suffer "immediate and irreparable injury, loss and damage."
"Canals that the oil companies have dredged... drain our fresh water out so fast...it kills all our fresh water marsh, and all we had now is gone."