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AGO Opinions with Topic: AUTHORITY OF DEPARTMENT TO LEASE FOR PURPOSES OF OIL AND GAS EXPLORATION
AGO 1963 No. 46 >  August 5, 1963
OFFICES AND OFFICERS - STATE - DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES - BED OF OCEAN BEYOND OUTER HARBOR LINES - AUTHORITY OF DEPARTMENT TO LEASE FOR PURPOSES OF OIL AND GAS EXPLORATION
OFFICES AND OFFICERS ‑- STATE ‑- DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES ‑- BED OF OCEAN BEYOND OUTER HARBOR LINES ‑- AUTHORITY OF DEPARTMENT TO LEASE FOR PURPOSES OF OIL AND GAS EXPLORATION Section 1, Article XV, of the Washington State Constitution as amended by Amendment 15, does not prohibit the department of natural resources from leasing to private corporations submerged land located seaward from the outer harbor lines for the purposes of oil and gas exploration.
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