Robert E. Hardwicke

  • The Tidelands and Oil

    Drilling for oil at sea, sometimes twenty miles offshore, has already attracted investments running into scores of millions in California, Texas, and Louisiana. But whether the tidelands oil should belong to the states or whether the Federal government should have paramount rights has provoked heated discussions throughout the Southwest as well as in Congress. A leading authority on oil and gas law, ROBERT E. HARDWICKE of Fort Worth, Texas, was Chief Counsel for the Petroleum Administration for War. In this paper he presents the case for states’ rights.